John’s Chicken Strips

John's Chicken Strips
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  • 8 chicken tenders
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 cup white wine (optional)
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 14 lb unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 tsp guar gum


  1. Season the tenders with a mixture of salt, pepper and garlic powder. (1tbsp each salt and garlic powder. 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper)
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil (medium high) in large sauté pan
  3. Brown tenders about 2 minutes a side
  4. Remove tenders to a paper towel lined plate
  5. Lower heat to medium low
  6. Add a bit more oil to pan if needed and then add the garlic and shallots.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes
  8. Add white wine if using and let it cook off for 3 minutes
  9. Add the chicken broth and butter
  10. Bring to boil allow butter to melt
  11. Add the guar gum and cook for about a minute
  12. Reduce to a simmer
  13. Return tenders to pan
  14. Cook for about 3 or 4 minutes basting tenders with the sauce until cooked through.
  15. I serve over riced cauliflower. You can serve over rice or pasta if you prefer.
  16. Top with some of the chopped green onion.

*Note: I use the guar gum as a thickener for the sauce but you can use your preferred thickener (cornstarch slurry or flour).
If using flour to make a roux: I would add the butter before adding the broth, add a tablespoon of flour and cook for about a minute then add broth.

5 thoughts on “John’s Chicken Strips

  1. Brenda Oden says:

    Finally, I had a chance to check this recipe of John’s! I have everything I need except the tenders. Can I replace with drumsticks???

  2. Loretta J Kroner says:

    I didn’t know what gar gum was so I looked it up. It says a side effect can cause increase gas production, diarrhea, and loose stools. It says side effects will decrease or disappear after several days of use. So I think it’s important for people to know. Like you said you can use flour instead, or maybe cornstarch to thicken.

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