Most batters used for chicken strips require dipping each strip into flour, then eggs and lastly in bread crumbs. Food Network also provides another method to make the batter for chicken strips.
The traditional method to make batter for chicken strips includes 1 cup of all-purpose flower in one dish. In the second dish, whisk 5 eggs. In a third dish, add 4 cups of the bread crumbs. Seasonings, such as salt, pepper or seasoned salt, can be added to the flour for additional flavoring.
Place a chicken strip into the flour, and shake off the excess flour. Place the floured chicken strip into the egg dish until it is coated with egg. Place the egg-coated chicken strip into the bread crumbs.
Another method requires submerging the chicken strips in buttermilk for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Combine flour and seasonings, and slowly add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of buttermilk into the flour mixture. Stir the mixture lightly with a fork until it is lumpy. Place the chicken strips soaked in buttermilk into the mixture, and turn them until they are coated.
Deep fry the chicken strips in a skillet. After one side is golden brown, flip the chicken strips until the other side is brown. Remove the chicken strips, and place them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.