Italian Crispy Chicken strips (Crush Chicken)

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Tamara Donofrio | 0 Comments

Breaded Chicken strips gluten free dairy free egg free


2lb chicken cutlets or chicken tenders (cutlets will need to be cut in half)

2 cup Gluten free brown rice panko ( I love Aleia's Love of artisan food)

2 cup unsweetened almond milk

several shakes of any italian seasoning ( Love Simply Organic and Bragg)

Lots of extra virgin olive oil

Sea Salt (only if your seasoning does not have salt)

Coat a large saute' pan with a very heavy layer of olive oil.  Heat on medium high heat for approximately 5 minutes.  You want it hot so the chicken will crisp up. 

While the pan is heating - In a medium size bowl, soak the tenders in almond milk. Place the panko in a separate medium size bowl or plate and combine with the italian seasoning (and salt if necessary).

Once the pan is ready, dredge each tender through the panko making sure to coat both sides. I can typically get 4 or 5 tenders in a pan so you may have a few batches depending on how many tenders you have. Cook them on one side for 4 minutes.  Turn over and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.  Do this in batches until all the chicken is cooked.  Add more oil to the pan after each batch. You may need to lower the heat to medium as you cook.

Place cooked tenders into a colander so any remaining oil can drain.  This will keep them crisp.  

Serve immediately!

Suggestions: This pairs well with simple salad of arugula, pecorino and olive oil. Like the Italians do! 




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