I can only remember cooking homemade fried chicken once for my family in the past, but last night we did it again. We've been trying to eat healthier, but last night one of the boys was craving chicken strips, so I went with it! And, boy, was it good! We all enjoyed this rare treat! Along with the chicken, we had gravy (Of course! If you're gonna be 'bad' you might as well make it the best 'bad' possible, right?), homemade mashed potatoes (Always homemade....never, ever boxed....made by my daughter) green beans (because you HAVE to have something green on your plate - even if the rest of the meal is unhealthy!) and homemade biscuits (made by my oldest son). Mmmmmm, good!
How do you fry chicken? Here is what I did:
1 large bag of frozen Tyson Chicken breast tenderloins (from Sam's - 5 or 6 pounds)
(Note: since this was a spur of the moment thought, I cooked the chicken in a big pot of water until it was thawed and cooked just a tiny bit.)
Buttermilk (I actually had some, but if not, make your own with milk and vinegar.)
Flour, salt and pepper
After I cooked the chicken, I dipped it into the buttermilk (I use a pie plate to dip it.), then into flour which has salt and pepper added (I just guess.). I use a shallow glass dish for the flour mixture. After the flour dip, then re-dip into the buttermilk, then into the flour for a second coating. Cook in hot oil about one inch up the pan. I use the skillet part of an electric skillet across two burners, so can cook a lot at one time. Flip when browned on one side.
Cooking the fried chicken made me crave Babe's in Texas. Must visit there soon! :)
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