Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chicken Strips!

Dev and I were in the mood for a late night snack - not hungry enough for a full-on dinner, so we decided on Chicken Strips! I came across a 'copy cat' recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken Strips, but I didn't have most of the ingredients - potassium cholride, accent salt, bottle of chicken base... so, I made due with what I had on hand:

1 Knorr Tomato bouillon with Chicken flavor (Caldo de Tomate)
2 C water
1 T kosher salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Egg wash
1 egg
1 C whole milk

2 C all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp baking powder

Mix marinade ingredients and simmer on the stove until bouillon cube dissolves. Let cool.

Cut chicken into strips and marinate for 1.5 hours (or longer). Take chicken out of marinade and dry on paper towels and take off excess moisture.

Combine coating ingredients in a shallow pan.

Beat together milk and egg. Dip strips into egg wash.

..then coating, then egg and flour again.

Coat all chicken pieces and let rest on cookie sheet.

Heat oil to 375F and deep fry until golden brown!  
Okay, I did NOT take the 'healthy' route here and heated Crisco shortening. 

These strips were surprisingly tasty! Next time, I might try marinating it for an hour longer. The coating was fairly crisp, but nothing at all like KFC. Still, it was delicious.

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