These hot and spicy chicken strips are another great addition to your finger food and party repertoire. I served them up at my last party and they were an instant hit. As one guest said: "I can't get enough of these. I have to get the recipe."
Add the chicken into a large mixing bowl followed by the salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix until well combined and the chicken is coated.
For the first dredging station add the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic to a mixing bowl.
In the second bowl, add the egg and milk. Beat until mixed.
In the third bowl, place the Panko bread crumbs in followed by 1/4 cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
Dredge the chicken into the flour and shake off any excess. Next into the egg mixture and ensure it's completely covered. Lastly, dredge in the Panko and place into the bottom of a air fryer sprayed or oiled.
Air fry at 350 degrees F or 180 C for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Alternatively, you can deep fry the chicken at 350 F or 180 C for about 4 minutes on each side. Baking at the same temperature is another option.
Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy your hot and spicy chicken strips.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
As always, the recipe can be altered to your taste. The type and amounts of seasoning is optional.
On more of a personal note, I find they are nicer deep fried and maintain the crispness air fried. It is a matter of choice, however.
You can also use chicken tenderloins, but I find them to be on the pricy side.