I have shared 2 years before the Oats Pazham pori recipe and when my husband did taste it he said it resembled Kentucky fried chicken. He suggested that I try the same with chicken? I too felt that it was a good idea and  I just happened to try it a few days back and the out come was awesome. Since it was prepared at night I did not plan to post it the same day. So yesterday again I had gone all the way and prepared the strips again this for the purpose of blogging.

About the texture of the strips it is crispy and moist as well. The crispness of the strips stays hours if you keep it as such. Perfect healthy snack for kids and even adults would love too. You could make a sandwich or a burger out of these yummy strips and use it for dinner or breakfast. You could roll this freeze them, thaw and fry them whenever you want them. Easy to make healthy snack in minutes. Perfect for parties or get together too as it stays crispy for hours.

Oat Chicken Tenders

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Cuisine: America
Makes:25 nos

Oats, rolled/instant- 1 cup
Chicken breast-1 small (I have used half large chicken breast)(around 150 gms)
All purpose Flour/ Maida- 3 tablespoons
Corn flour- 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder- pinch
Chilli powder/Paprika- 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
Sugar- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Oil- to fry
You could use big pinch of any dry herbs like thyme, oregano for more flavour.

  • In a wide bowl add the all purpose flour, corn flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, egg, sugar and salt. Mix well. Now add water / milk / butter milk to dilute to make a thin bajji like batter (or) with pancake batter consistency.
  • Wash and cut the chicken in to thin long strips then cut the strips in a slanting manner to get more surface area. Now it seems very small after coating it becomes reasonably big.
  • Now add the chicken strips and allow to soak for 5- 15 minutes.
  • Spread Oats in a flat plate.
  • Take the strips one by one and roll them over the oats. It automatically sticks. Slightly press with hand if required. 
  • Set aside in a flat plate.
  • You could bake or air fry this strips too.
  • Now heat oil in a pan; once it becomes hot reduce the flames and start frying the strips on medium to low flame.
  • Once the strips starts to become golden, drain the strips from oil using a slotted spoon and keep on top of a kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve with tomato ketch up or any dipping sauce as you like.
  • Note: Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • Include some Italian herbs for more flavour.