Breaded Chicken Fingers


Posted: January 15

Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Biting into Breaded Chicken Fingers, you’ll immediately get a feeling of nostalgia for trips to the shore, to the carnival, or to your local burger joint. It has the crunch, the juicy inside, the seasoned coating, and the fried flavor that you love. Make sure you get your favorite condiments and dipping sauces, because Breaded Chicken Fingers are perfect for dipping into just about everything. For extra nostalgia, make sure you get those red baskets they are traditionally served in.


Ingredients

• 1 egg, beaten • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder • 6 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless, and cut into strips • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 quart oil, for frying

Directions

Step 1

In a small bowl, whisk to combine the egg, buttermilk, and garlic powder.

Step 2

Pour mixture into a large resealable zipper bag.

Step 3

Add the chicken strips to the bag and seal it well, massaging it so the chicken is completely coated.

Step 4

Refrigerate the chicken for at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

Step 5

In another large resealable zipper bag, combine the flour, bread crumbs, salt, and baking powder.

Step 6

Remove the chicken strips from the refrigerator and drain, discarding the marinade mixture.

Step 7

Put the chicken strips in the bag with the flour mixture.

Step 8

Seal the bag well and shake to fully coat the chicken strips with the flour mixture.

Step 9

In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.

Step 10

Carefully place the flour-coated chicken into the hot oil in batches; working in batches so as to not cool the oil. Be careful to not let any oil splash on you.

Step 11

Cook until the outside is golden brown, the juices run clear and no pink remains in the chicken, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 12

Remove the chicken from the oil and place them on a stack of paper towels to drain.

Step 13

Serve hot!


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