I guess I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and not a lot of crafting. So, sorry if you don’t like recipes, but you are getting another one today!
I am a big fan of cold fried chicken with no skin. I just really like the way it tastes. Kids love chicken fingers and we sometimes get them from Cane’s when we go on a picnic. We will get the tailgate which I s like 25 fingers for $22 or something like that. Not a bad price for take out but a lot more expensive than making them at home. I made some chicken fingers the other night for dinner and they were REALLY good….better than Cane’s. Here they are:
Don’t they look scrumptious?? I know frying is supposed to be really unhealthy, but I actually think when you use healthier oils and fry at the right temperature with fresh oil it is not too bad. The amount of oil left after I fried these was almost the same as I started with. Anyway, here is my recipe:
Recipe: Fried Chicken
Yield: about 35 strips
- 6 or 7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into 1/2” wide strips
- salt and pepper and garlic powder
- vegetable oil (I use Canola) for frying chicken
- 3 eggs
- 2 c. flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp sage
Directions: Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Beat eggs in a bowl. Throw in the chicken and toss to coat. Place oil in large pot, filling about 1/3 to 1/2 full. Heat to just smoking, about 375. Mix flour, baking powder, and seasonings. Dredge chicken in flour (I put mine in a paper lunch sack inside another lunch sack, add chicken, and shake to coat) and place in hot frying oil. You can fry 6 or 7 at a time. Don’t overcrowd the pan too much. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. I pull out the fattest one and cut into it to be sure it is white. Drain on a plate layered with paper towels.
I make homemade ranch dressing to dip them in. That night I made a big salad and we ate our chicken with it. It was very yummy!