It’s hard to stop eating these fried chicken strips because they’re so good.  And they’re even better when dipped in honey mustard sauce.

Fried Chicken Strips and Sauce

These fried chicken strips make the best finger food.

And they’re easy to make because all you need are 5 ingredients…chicken, salt, pepper, flour and canola oil.

This is my go-to fried chicken recipe which is also how my grandmother used to make it.

Fried Chicken with Sauce

Well, there were a couple very slight differences between how my grandmother made her fried chicken and how I make it.

She used vegetable oil and an electric skillet, and I use canola oil and a skillet on the stovetop.

Although I love the taste of my fried chicken, hers was always better because she made it.

Fried Chicken in Sauce

About this Recipe

In this recipe, there’s also a quick and easy dipping sauce made with honey and mustard.

The sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce is the perfect complement to the savory fried chicken.

Here are more fried chicken recipes made similar to this recipe that you may like “Simple Homemade Fried Chicken“, “Fried Chicken and Bacon Gravy Sliders” and “Easy Fried Chicken Nuggets“.

Bite of Fried Chicken in Sauce

The kitchen smells delicious when cooking this fried chicken.

Just like comfort food.

Here are more chicken recipes you may like “Spicy Chicken, Beans and Rice Dinner“, “Chipotle Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Sauce” and “Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Fried Chicken Ingredients

Fried Chicken Strips – Boneless skinless chicken breasts, all-purpose flour, salt, pepper and canola oil

Honey and Mustard

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – Prepared yellow mustard and honey

Equipment – Wire cooking rack (small to medium size), and large skillet

How To Make This Recipe

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Prep Before Making the Chicken:

Rack for the Cooked Chicken

Set a wire cooking rack (small to medium size) on top of a large plate.

Set aside.

The fried chicken strips will be transferred from the skillet onto this rack to drain off any excess oil.

Flour

Flour in bowl

In a medium size shallow bowl, add the flour.

Set aside.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Add mustard in bowl

In a small bowl, add mustard

Add honey in bowl with mustard

…and honey.

Honey and mustard in bowl

Whisk together…

Whisk honey and mustard

…until both ingredients are incorporated.

Honey Mustard Sauce in Bowl

Set aside.

For the Fried Chicken Strips:

Cut the Chicken

Place the chicken on a large plate or a cutting board that’s used for meat only.

Cut pieces of raw chicken

Cut the chicken breast widthwise on a diagonal

Cut pieces of raw chicken

…into 4 evenly sized pieces.

Season and Flour the Chicken

Cut raw chicken on plate

To all sides of the cut pieces of chicken…

Cut raw chicken on plate

…evenly add…

Cut raw chicken on plate

salt and pepper.

Flour in bowl

To the bowl with the flour…

Cut chicken in flour

…add each piece of chicken.

Dredge the chicken in the flour so that its evenly coated on all sides.

Set aside for a moment.

Cook the Chicken

Add canola oil in skillet

To a large skillet, add canola oil.

Heat the skillet on medium heat.

Sprinkle flour in canola oil

Add a pinch of flour to the oil.

When the flour in the pan starts to bubble

Add floured chicken to pan

…using cooking tongs, carefully add the cut pieces of chicken to the pan.

Cook fried chicken in pan

When the bottom sides of the chicken turn a golden color, using tongs, carefully turn them over.

Cook fried chicken in pan

As the bottom side of each piece of chicken turns a golden color

Cook fried chicken in pan

continue to carefully turn the pieces over until all sides are golden brown.

Cook fried chicken in pan

When the chicken is golden brown on all sides, and it’s thoroughly cooked (about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the number of servings made), turn off the heat

Fried chicken in rack

…and using cooking tongs, carefully transfer the chicken from the skillet onto a cooking rack (that’s placed on a large plate).

Serve

TIP – While the chicken sets on the rack to drain off any excess oil (for about 2 minutes), stir the honey mustard sauce one last time just before transferring it into small personal-size dipping bowls.

Fried Chicken Strips and Sauce

Serve the fried chicken strips warm

Fried Chicken Strips and Sauce

…with honey mustard dipping sauce.

Fried Chicken in Sauce

Then it’s time to eat…

Bite of Fried Chicken Strip

…and enjoy each and every delicious bite.

Fried Chicken Strips with Sauce

Some side dish options are corn-on-the cob, mashed potatoes, French Fries, macaroni and cheese

Fried Chicken in Sauce

potato salad, macaroni salad or coleslaw.

Bite of Fried Chicken in Sauce

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More Finger Food Recipes You May Like:

Crescent Roll Hot Dogs on a Stick

Spicy Chicken and Lime Taquitos (great for using up leftover cooked chicken)

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

Brie Cheese and Olive Tapenade Nachos

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Fried Chicken Strips and Sauce

Fried Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce

These fried chicken strips take just 30 minutes to make and includes a homemade honey mustard dipping sauce.
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Ingredients

For the Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey

For the Fried Chicken Strips

  • 2 whole medium-size boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil amount may vary depending on the size of the skillet used, and number of servings you make

Equipment

  • Medium to Large Size Skillet (skillet size depends on number of servings made)
  • Cooling Rack (small to medium size)

Instructions

Prep Before Making the Chicken:

  • Rack for the Cooked Chicken - Set a wire cooking rack (small to medium size) on top of a large plate. Set aside.
    The fried chicken strips will be transferred from the skillet onto this rack to drain off any excess oil.
  • Flour - In a medium size shallow bowl, add the flour. Set aside.
  • Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - In a small bowl, add mustard and honey. Whisk together until incorporated. Set aside.

For the Fried Chicken Strips:

  • Place the chicken on a large plate or a cutting board that's used for meat only.
  • Cut the chicken breast widthwise on a diagonal into 4 evenly sized pieces. To all sides of the cut pieces of chicken evenly add salt and pepper.
  • To the bowl with the flour, add each piece of chicken. Dredge the chicken in the flour so that its evenly coated on all sides.
    Set aside for a moment.
  • To a large skillet, add canola oil. Heat the skillet on medium heat. Add a pinch of flour to the oil.
    When the flour in the pan starts to bubble, using cooking tongs, carefully add the cut pieces of chicken to the pan.
  • When the bottom sides of the chicken turn a golden color, using tongs, carefully turn them over.
  • As the bottom side of each piece of chicken turns a golden color, continue to carefully turn the pieces over until all sides are golden brown.
  • When the chicken is golden brown on all sides, and it's thoroughly cooked (about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the number of servings made), turn off the heat.
    Using cooking tongs, carefully transfer the chicken from the skillet onto a cooking rack (that's placed on a large plate).
  • While the chicken sets on the rack to drain off any excess oil (for about 2 minutes), stir the honey mustard sauce one last time just before transferring it into small personal-size dipping bowls.
  • Serve the fried chicken strips warm with honey mustard dipping sauce.

Notes

TIP:

  1. While the chicken sets on the rack to drain off any excess oil (for about 2 minutes), stir the honey mustard sauce one last time just before transferring it into small personal-size dipping bowls.