Fun Food Friday: Chicken Fingers Recipe
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What Ya Need
What Ya Do
In a shallow bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk and 1/2 of your spices. Add your sliced chicken to this mixture and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Preheat over to 275 degrees In a separate shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and remaining garlic powder, salt and paprika.
Spoon in 3-4 Tablespoons of the buttermilk marinade into the flour mixture and stir a bit. This was a BIG deal during the live broadcast with folks LOVING this tip. The idea is to make some thick spots to stick to the chicken. This will make crunchy bits when frying...mmmmm… crunchy bits… *slurp* Sorry… where were we? Oh… moving on…
Take single pieces of chicken from the marinade and coat with flour mixture. DO NOT dry or wipe off the marinade.
In a skillet, deep fat fryer, or heavy bottomed stock pot, heat at least 4" of oil to 375°.
Gently drop one small piece of chicken in the oil to test the heat. The oil should boil immediately with a nice "foamy" boil. Watch the video and you'll know right away what we mean. Adjust the temp as needed.
Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
Remove from oil and allow to drain on a rack placed on top of a baking sheet in your preheated oven. This part is vital to maintaining a crunchy coating. If you lay them on a paper towel laying on a plate, they will just sit there on the plate and get soggy underneath. Putting them on a rack with a pan under it allows the fingers to drain off any oil remaining on the outside and the warmth from the oven keeps them warm and crispy.
Serve with a favorite dipping sauce and crispy potatoes, corndogs, or other foods you only eat on special occasions! Please note here that, although we work for ourselves and weekends aren't really a "thing" for us, we do consider Friday night a bit of a special occasion.
Yield: 6 servings. (Or two with snacks for later that night… just sayin'…)
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