Weirdness makes the world go round! And that is most certainly true with these crispy, slightly sweet chicken strips, which are a version of the famous chicken that originated at Planet Hollywood restaurants years ago. The minute I heard about their chicken strips way back when, I was intrigued. I’ve been a fan of sugared cereal all my life. Don’t tell my children.
The breading for the chicken is—get ready—Cap’n Crunch, and even though it’s sweet as all get-out, once you incorporate the chicken and add some salt to balance things, the result is a super delicious coating that both crisps and slightly caramelizes (because of the sugar) as it fries. A sprinkling of salt after frying makes everything perfect, and a side of ketchup is absolutely required.
I mean Cap’n.
Seriously, they should just sell Cap’n Crunch crumbs by the barrel full. Count me in for at least two barrels in my initial order!
What I love about these is the golden color—gawgeous!
Now heat a little vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat…
Then drop in a few strips and fry them gently for a few minutes on the first side, moving them around a little to make sure they don’t burn. Check the underside every now and then and adjust the heat up or down according to how it’s doing.
You’ll want to flip them over on the paper towel after a minute or two to let the other side drain out any excess oil. And give them a generous sprinkling of salt at this point! That sweet-salty thing is super tasty.
(Though Sriracha is pretty durn good, too.)
Here’s the handy dandy printable!