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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Better Than Best Fried Chicken

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Start to finish: 45 minutes
Serving Ideas: Sauvignon Blanc, Potato Salad, Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (10.75 ounce)
  • 1 egg
  • seasoning salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
  1. In a shallow dish or bowl combine the soup, egg and seasoning salt (be careful, as soup is already salted); mix together. Dip chicken in mixture and turn to coat completely. Set aside.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. One at a time, place chicken pieces in bag, seal and shake to coat. Add more flour and/or cornstarch as necessary, but add them in equal parts (there should be an equal amount of each in the mixture).
  3. Place coated chicken on a platter and allow to sit until it becomes doughy (this is critical, to ensure crispiness when fried). Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat; be sure to use enough oil to cover chicken pieces. Once chicken is doughy, test oil by dropping a piece of the 'dough' into it; the oil is ready when it starts to fry immediately.
  4. Fry chicken pieces in oil for about 7 to 10 minutes each.

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