Sauteed Chicken Strips

7 Jan

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This is definitely one of our family’s favorite ways to eat chicken!  It’s often requested for birthday meals and special dinners.  Back in the day, when my husband was in grad school at the University of Kentucky, and we were newlyweds,  this was my go-to recipe any time we had dinner guests. We lived in a tiny efficiency apartment in married housing, but we didn’t let our humble surroundings keep us from eating well!  This was one recipe I mastered early on, because it is really simple.  It doesn’t require any special ingredients.  In fact, there are only a handful of ingredients, but they combine to make something quite special!

Ingredients: (amounts can easily be varied depending on number of servings needed)

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

2 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

2 egg whites

1/2 stick (or more) butter for sauteing (do not substitute margarine)

fresh (or dried) parsley for garnish

fresh (or dried) chives for garnish

Directions:

Slice chicken breasts into 1/2 inch strips.  Place in bowl and toss with salt and pepper.

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Sprinkle with cornstarch and drizzle with oil.  Stir to distribute evenly over the surface of the chicken strips.

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Add the two egg whites to the chicken mixture and stir so that all chicken strips are coated.  Melt the half stick of butter in a large non-stick skillet.  Place chicken in a single layer so that it browns evenly.

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Saute and turn to brown strips evenly.

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When they are fully cooked, toss in a small handful of fresh parsley and fresh chives (or dried if fresh is unavailable).  This is real comfort food and I usually serve it with a big bowl of mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls.  Delish!

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One Response to “Sauteed Chicken Strips”

  1. Leah January 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    I love these!
    This was the first meal I made for Ryan after we got married :)

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