Saturday, June 28, 2008

Real Fried Chicken

My Fried Chicken - YUM! Serves 4-6
Wow, my favorite comfort food has to be fried chicken...with bleu cheese or honey mustard dressing! The "base" of this recipe was inspired by the one and only, PAULA DEEN's Southern Fried Chicken recipe. A twist here, a twist there..that's how I roll -

3 eggs
1/3 cup water
3/4 -1 cup hot red pepper sauce ( I USE TEXAS PETE)
2 cups of self-rising flour
4-6 chicken breasts, cut into strips or 2 pkgs. of chicken tenders, etc.
onion powder
black pepper
garlic powder
1 tsp. Splenda or sugar
Peanut oil

In a large glass Pyrex, beat the eggs and water. Add the hot sauce and beat well. Set aside.
In a large ziplock bag, dump 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. of Splenda and the following spices to taste: pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder. Shake the bag to distribute evenly. Set aside.
Rinse your chicken, pat dry. If using breasts, cut into strips/chucks. Place pieces on long piece of waxed paper on the kitchen counter.
Sprinkle lightly only on one side, with the following: salt, pepper, onion powder.
Plug in your deep fryer - heat the peanut oil to approx. 350 degrees F.
Ready, set go......
Dip the seasoned chicken pieces into the egg/hot sauce mixture, let drip a bit, then toss into the flour ziplock bag and shake to coat. Remove pieces, place in the fryer basket and fry for 6 mins. and 35 secs. Yup...
Place fried pieces on a plate layered with paper towels...and wait for your family to declare YOU the Fried Chicken Queen!! LOL!

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