Happy Friday, and welcome to the weekend! My son’s name of course is Chandler. You would naturally assume that we would be teaching him that “C” is for Chandler, but oh contraire we’ve taught him that “C” is for CHICKEN! Chicken is a major part of his diet mainly because he’s able to digest it really well and he simply loves it. Not to mention there are 1,000,000 different things I can make him using chicken!

For lunch this afternoon, I made Chandler his favorite super-crispy tenders. I know that there are healthier alternatives than frying chicken breast in vegetable oil so keep in mind this isn’t the “healthier” option but it is the “healthier” option in comparison to frozen Dino chicken.

I have a few different flour combinations for crispy chicken but I have found that this particular one is easiest for my 16 month old to chew through.

First: Place thinly sliced chicken breast in a bowl, cover chicken with milk. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of black pepper over chicken/milk mixture.

Second: Combine in a ziplock bag equal parts flour and corn starch. I made about 12 strips and used 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch. To this flour mixture combine 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp cayenne pepper.

Third: Add chicken breast to flour mixture and shake!


Fourth: Fry strips in vegetable oil for 9 minutes, turning once.

Strain strips on to paper towels for excess oil.