If you are lucky you live near a Whataburger, if not, try this copycat recipe for Whataburger Chicken Strips. Whataburger Chicken Strips are simply delicious.
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If you live in the South, you have the opportunity to enjoy Whataburger. Whataburger is a fast-food restaurant in many Southern states. I like Whataburger because the food is made to order, so you can customize anything the way you want. For years you could request menu items that were officially discontinued from the menu. You gotta love that they care enough to make the food you want.
Their chicken strips are very tasty. The breading tastes very good, and they are easy to make. So you can enjoy them anytime.
What makes these special? The chicken tenders are soaked in buttermilk. This makes the Whataburger Chicken Strips tender and extra flavorful. The breading is also seasoned well, so these don’t taste bland as chicken breasts can. You may want to pair these with Texas Toast.
Unlock the secret to make delicious Whataburger Chicken Strips
These chicken strips are deep-fried. You can make these in a deep fryer like my favorite T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ Clean Easy to clean 3.5-Liter Fry Basket Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer, 2.6-Pound, Silver or you can fry these in an iron skillet.
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Whataburger Chicken Strips
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 1/2 cups buttermiilk
- oil for frying
- Soak chicken strips in buttermilk for about 2 hours before preparing the tender strips. For best result soak overnight.
- Make the seasoned flour by combining flour, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Stir the flour until it is well blended.
Make a batter of the seasoned flour and buttermilk by pouring in about 1/2 cup of the buttermilk into the flour. You want the batter a little shaggy. Coat the chicken with the batter and place it on a rack and allow it to dry. The batter may fall off when cooking if you don't allow the batter to dry a bit before frying.
- Discard remaining buttermilk.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees. Gently place 3 or 4 breaded chicken tenders into the hot oil. Cook chicken tenders a few at a time until they are golden brown. Drain on a clean wire rack. You may serve this with gravy or honey mustard.