Breaded chicken is something we all love, but deep frying is messy, time consuming, and greasy! So here's a recipe for delicious chicken strips with a cheesy crisp breading baked right in the oven. The best part? The breading is only three ingredients! And there's a three ingredient gravy to go with it!
Sometimes, I want a filling ranch style meal complete with all the carbs and calories. Biscuits and gravy included! You know, comfort food at its finest. But if we're being honest, I fail every time at making stand out fried chicken. We don't have a fryer big enough to legitimately fry the chicken, and every time I try to make oven fried chicken, the breading comes out clumpy and falls right off the meat.
But this recipe mimics fried chicken enough for me to get my fix. I even whip up a gravy to pour over the top. It turns out every time and it's simple prep work. Pair this up with Baking Powder Biscuits and you'll have a mouth-watering rancher's style supper ready to go!
Here's what you need for to get started:
The directions are simple. First, soak the tenderloins in one cup of milk for five minutes. Then roll each strip in the shredded cheese then roll it in the dish of crumbled crackers, pressing the crumbs into the meat. Lay the strips out in a 9x13 casserole dish. If there is any cheese or crackers left over, sprinkle them over the top. Cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven at 400 for 30-35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the crust begins to turn gold and crisp. Garnish with parsley if desired.
For the gravy you just need one 10 oz can of cream of chicken soup, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the cream of chicken and the milk and whisk together until smooth.Bring to a low boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer until the gravy is warmed through
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45-50 minutes Total Time: 55-60 minutes
For the breading:
For the chicken:
Most of the time, I follow someone else's recipe when I cook. But sometimes I like to experiment with a recipe I create. When I do, I make sure to share my creations with you.