How to make Quick Chicken Strips
Boneless chicken strips– 250gms
Chopped Garlic 1 teaspoon
Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 /2 teaspoon (or less if you like it less spicy)
Soya sauce 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 tsp
Olive oil- 2 tablespoons
How to proceed:
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat.Fry chopped garlic till golden.Then add the chicken and saute till it starts browning.Add salt,soya sauce,black pepper and chilli powder.It will take just 15 to 20 minutes to cook. Turn off the heat. Use as it is or freeze in zipper bags. You can make it with 2 kg chicken ,,divide in portions and freeze.you can keep this in a zipper bag and freeze for over two months but I prefer to use up within 4 weeks.
You can make ahead for Ramadan and you can prepare quick dinner in Ramadan..
10 Quick Dinners using Chicken Strips
These strips can be used in a variety of ways. Here is how You can use them:
1. Fried Rice and other vegetable rice dishes:
Boil the rice with salt.you can store veggies pre-cut in the freezer or use the frozen ones to quickly saute in oil. Just throw in the chicken with the seasoning after the veggies are done. Add the boiled rice, mix well and add some soya sauce; black pepper powder,white pepper powder..then beaten egg and let it cook in low heat till the eggs are done. Run a fork throw to separate the rice kernels .Your main course for dinner is ready.
2. Pizza topping:
You can use these chicken strips on top of our super quick or ready made frozen pizza dough. Just add the vegetables ,chilli garlic sauce,oregano and cheese and you’re done. Bake and serve.
3. Dal with chicken:
Just boil daal till tender . It takes about 10-15 minutes for Mong masoor daal. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and let the seeds splutter. Add the cooked daal, a teaspoon (or less) of chilli powder, half a teaspoon of turmeric, , half a teaspoon of black pepper powder, salt to taste and the chicken strips. Add a cup of water. Let the dal come to a boil. Reduce heat and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. You can also add some Chat Masala (you find this easily in Asian shops).
4. Fillings in bread based dishes.
These chicken strips are perfect to be used in puff pastries and samosas.mix it with some mozarella cheese.
5. Wraps and Burrito:
You can use these chicken strips with fresh lettuce, capsicum ,onions, mayo and ketchup to make wraps or burritos for school lunches. It is easy to make and pack.
Like wise, use it in a sandwich with vegies or cheese. I like to press it in our Sandwich maker to make pizza sandwiches.
7. Pasta and Macaroni:
You can toss this into macaroni too with some ketchup and soya sauce. It goes very well with left over macaroni to make a cold salad too.
To make salad just add Macroni,mayonnaise ,black pepper and salt.
8.Spaghetti or Noodles:
You can use it in instant noodles or the spaghetti with soya sauce and ketchup to make fantastic takeaway kind of dinner at home.
9. As a side dish:
On its own it is perfect too as a side dish with the addition of some veggies or serve with vegetable dish.
Quick Chicken with Capsicum,,
Stir fry julienne cut capsicum ,add soya sauce,white pepper powder,black pepper powder and chicken strips…serve with fried rice.
10. Fried Chicken and Chips:
You can fry these further or with the coating of egg and breadcrumbs till golden and serve with chips or French fries.
These are just some of the ideas using this Chicken strips recipe. I hope you will try them.