I have a new addiction…panko bread crumbs. Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried foods such as tonkatsu. The big difference between panko and standard breadcrumbs is that panko is made from bread without crusts. The crustless bread is coarsely ground into airy, large flakes that give fried foods a light, crunchy coating that tends to stay crispier longer and doesn’t absorb as much grease. I’ve replaced my usual breadcrumb mixture with panko lately because I just adore the extra crispy golden crust it creates and these chicken strips are my latest panko victim. And of course the kids just love anything crispy especially chicken!