Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fried Chicken Strips

I don't fry much, but my step son loves chicken strips. He has been doing really well this week, so I decided to reward him with a special meal. I have never made fried chicken, but figured it would be pretty easy. His dad always gets him the fast food version. I'm not into eating that junk though.

For my recipe I:
I beat an egg
Added in 1 1/2 cups milk
A tablespoon of lemon juice
2 chicken breasts cut in 3/4 strips lightly salted

I let the mixture soak in the fridge for about 45 minutes.

Fried Chicken Strips

While the chicken was sitting I warmed up my deep fryer. When the fryer was ready, I took the chicken out of the fridge and rolled the strips in some flour. Next, I threw the chicken strips into the fryer and fried them for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Most of the strips came out nice and juicy, but a couple of thin ones were a bit overdone. Lesson learned, try to keep similar sizes together.

The flavor of the chicken was really good. Next time, I will have to play with some spices in the breading to give it that something special. It didn't matter to my step son, he loved them.

Now, I have to dodge the wife when she comes home because she hates the smell the fryer leaves in the kitchen after use.

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