At first, I was planning on making chicken tenders or strips, but then I realized that the meat would go farther in smaller pieces...and I had an interesting idea with what to do with leftovers (which I will try to post later in the week. The recipe calls for 2 pounds of meat, but in my house that means I either halve the recipe or make planned leftovers. I don't think we ever eat more than a pound of meat for one family meal!
1/2 cup finely ground whole wheat flour (stone ground will not work in this recipe)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs chicken, cut to desired size
vegetable oil for frying
Mix flour, salt, paprika, onion powder, and pepper in a plastic baggy. Add a few little pieces of chicken at a time, close bag, and shake to coat chicken. Set coated pieces aside until they are all coated.
Heat oil. 1/4 inch deep, in a large skillet. Cook chicken until light brown, anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on size of pieces. Turn as needed to make sure they are evenly cooked. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel before serving.
You can also make the same recipe but rather than frying, drizzle with a little bit of oil and bake in the oven! They will still be crispy!ReplyDelete