January 19, 2011

Chicken Fried Chicken! It's not an oxymoron! Or redundantly named!




Howdy!

Today we will be making a dish whose name confounds most Yankees: Chicken Fried Chicken! Yee Haw!

(For those of you who are unfamiliar with this delicacy, it's made like Chicken Fried Steak, except it's made with chicken, hence, Chicken Fried Chicken...Get it? Oh, never mind...)

So anyway, down to bidness...



To make this, you will need:


  • 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • flour
  • an egg or two
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder
  • oil or shortening for frying
  • 1 pkg PIONEER GRAVY(!!!!) (I will explain later. And yes, I'm totally lazy.)

Directions:

  • If you want to shorten the cooking time, put each chicken breast into a ziploc bag and pound it to 1/2″ thickness with a meat mallet. But this is entirely optional…
  • Mix flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder, and put into a dredging receptacle.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl that is big enough to accommodate the chicken breasts.

  • Heat oil to 350-375 degrees.
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in flour, then egg, then flour. Make sure the entire thing is coated.

  • Fry at medium-high heat, turning frequently, until brown. After that, lower the heat a bit, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, turning frequently to avoid burning the crust.

  • If needed, you can keep the cooked chicken in your oven at 175-200 while you make the rest of the food.
  • Make the Pioneer Gravy according to directions on the package. (Yes, this is totally cheating. But if you have ever tasted this stuff, you know that it tastes EXACTLY like the gravy that they use for chicken fingers at Whataburger. And I wouldn’t lie to you about something as important as gravy… So use it!)
  • Ladle gravy over the chicken, scrounge up some veggies and mashed potatoes (you made those, right?) and EAT!

And remember: A REAL cowboy mixes his peas with his taters....


Lisa Baltierra is the tiny screaming goddess behind KraftyMunchkin Designs. You can see her other foodie posts at cookymunchkin.wordpress.com.

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