Spicy Panko Crusted Chicken Strips


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I have recently fallen in love with panko crusted anything. I saw this recipe, at Kathy’s site, Are You Hungry. She is a great cook and her site is full of wonderful recipes. This recipe is a little different than her’s. I tried to get a really thick coating, so instead of just dipping the chicken in hot sauce first, I added milk. Combining the milk with the hot sauce makes a spicy buttermilk marinade from the vinegar in the hot sauce. I then added my own seasonings to plain crumbs because I did not have any Italian panko crumbs. The result was a super crispy spicy breading on the chicken. It was amazing to say the least.

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Yield: Serves 4

Spicy Panko Crusted Chicken Strips

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4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 cup milk
2 -3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
1 cup plain panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine milk and Tabasco sauce in a bowl. The vinegar in the Tabasco sauce will make the milk into a thick buttermilk. Add chicken and let sit for at least 15 minutes.

Combine bread crumbs and dry seasonings in a bowl. Bread chicken. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle extra crumbs on top of chicken. Bake chicken for 30-45 minutes, or until chicken is firm, browned, and has an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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  21 Responses to “Spicy Panko Crusted Chicken Strips”

  1. Mary โ€” March 4, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    I love your new look! Very nice. And of course, panko coated chicken is always wonderful too. I love Kathy. She’s been a faithful visitor/commenter on both of my blogs for a long time and is just such a sweetheart.

  2. Anh โ€” March 4, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    What a great dish! I also love panko. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Andre Nievo โ€” March 4, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    I can relate to you with your longing of having a professional template for your blog. I’m also like that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love chicken but I never eaten yet this Spicy Panko Crusted Chicken Strips. Thanks for sharing the recipe I might have this in time for dinner.

  4. Denise @ Creative Kitchen โ€” March 4, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

    These look soo tasty!! I’m bookmarking this. I’ve been wanting to try panko style breadcrumbs, and this seems the perfect recipe for it. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. [email protected]'s Recipes โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    The panko chicken strips look so crisp and yummy!

  6. Ken Rice โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    My favorite WP theme is Thesis. Very good for those who know what to do with it and how to customize things.

    I’m not so code-savvy, but I think I found a good color combination nowadays and I’ll be sticking to it.

    • Ken Rice โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 3:27 am

      Just realized you replied to my last comment and added the print option. Cool!

  7. Drick โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    very nice look … so clean and readable – and a great recipe to boot

  8. 5 Star Foodie โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    The panko crust looks so crispy and I love it’s spicy, yum!

  9. grace โ€” March 5, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    a panko crust is great–it improves just about everything. a SPICY panko crust? now we’re talking utter excellence. terrific recipe!

  10. redkathy โ€” March 6, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Hey Angie, thank you so much for the mention. I’m glad you like the recipe. I’ll have to try using milk, hubby likes the thicker crust too. I have to tell you, that chicken photo is great. To think, my son is a photographer and my photos couldn’t s_ck enough! He always tells me to use his camera, gives me instruction, which I can’t ever remember… Add to that I always cook late, and it’s too dark in my kitchen to get a decent shot. I’m just too scared ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like the new theme, light and airy. A great backdrop for your photos.

  11. Blackswan โ€” March 9, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    Sorry, haven’t dropped by for a while…. this looks delicious! Love the new look too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thks for sharing!

  12. Justin Freid โ€” March 19, 2010 @ 2:52 am

    Just had a chance to try this recipe this weekend. I actually ended up deep drying the chicken strips. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  13. RTA Cabinets โ€” April 8, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this out when I get home from work, the house is sure to love it.

  14. beth โ€” July 8, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    So good. I only had Italian Panko…but still SO yummy!

  15. Joan โ€” July 13, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

    I had this for dinner tonight, it was simply delicious and a wonderful way to cook lowfat. It was my first time to use Panko bread crumbs, but it won’t be my last…

  16. raks โ€” November 15, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    I made these for lunch boxes ,love the look and taste.

  17. Talia Embleton โ€” December 16, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

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  18. Park Ji Sung โ€” May 14, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Looks pretty flawless. Good for my disease

  19. sea horizon price โ€” August 11, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    It is nearly impossible to find educated people in this particular subject,
    but you seem like you know what youโ€™re talking about!

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