Thursday, March 8, 2012

Comfort Food: Fried Chicken With Recipe

Thursday, March 8, 2012
My first memory of fried chicken is my dad taking me to Kentucky Fried Chicken to let me get a chicken leg. I was a very picky eater and did not like most foods (trust me when I tell you that has changed!) but I loved fried chicken.

This love has been passed down to my children. While we don't have it too often, my kids know enough about how I make it to get excited when they see me crushing up crackers.

Any of my children: "Mom, are we having what I think we are having?"

Me: "If you think we are having fried chicken then yes"

Child above: "Guys, we are having fried chicken!!"

Loud cheering then explodes and is heard throughout the neighborhood...ok maybe that doesn't happen, but you get the gist that my kids love fried chicken!

So I thought I would share with you my version of some awesome goodness...

Popcorn Fried Chicken
I never measure, so this is a guesstimate of what I use.

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
About 1 cup of crushed up crackers..any variety.
About 1 cup of flour
1 egg
A couple tablespoons of milk
Oil for frying

-In one bowl combine your flour and crushed crackers

This particular time the only crackers I had were Triscuits. No worries though, the chicken turned out great!

- In a separate bowl whisk together the milk and the egg.

- Dip your cubed chicken pieces into the egg & milk mixture

- Then dredge your chicken in the flour and cracker mixture. Coat thoroughly.

- Place it into your well heated oil and let em' fry!

-Fry until golden brown (and done in the middle)

That's it..You can add bread crumbs in your flour mixture, pepper (although I wouldn't add salt if you use crackers, since they usually have salt on them) or any other seasoning that you like.

While my kids like to eat them with ranch dressing or ketchup, I like to throw a little Frank's hot sauce on them, then toss them in a salad.

Linked to Finer Things Friday

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