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southern fried chicken tenders with carrots and spinach on a white plate

Fried Chicky Chicky

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Fried Chicken the way we like it down south…in honor of Tootsie, who loved it so much. 



  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 stick butter


  1. Beat eggs and garlic salt together in a large bowl.  
  2. In a separate bowl, mix Panko crumbs, dried herbs, pepper and garlic salt.  
  3. Dredge the chicken tenders in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs until coated well.  
  4. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet on medium heat.  
  5. Add chicken to skillet one piece at a time.  
  6. Turn chicken after it browns on one side.  
  7. Cook for about 15 minutes until tender and golden brown, turning from time to time. 
  8. Drain on paper towels.


Any oil will do, but butter gives this chicken a wonderful flavor.   Add more butter if the skillet gets dry.

Another skillet will work, but cast iron helps seal in the crunch.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: fried chicken, skillet, cast iron skillet, fried chicken tenders, chicken, panko bread crumbs