Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mom's Fried Chicken

I know. I know. There are probably a million recipes for "Mom's Fried Chicken" out there in that vast sea of the internet, but this is the chicken I grew up with. This is the recipe of warm hearts and tummies.

And in my opinion; is the best, non greasy, perfectly moist, EASIEST fried chicken out there.

Mom's Fried Chicken

2 lbs of FROZEN, boneless chicken pieces, 4-6in long
1 c all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
3 tsp pepper
1 tbl garlic powder
2 tbl onion powder
2 tsp "Pappy's Spice" (Optional, if used reduce salt to 1 tsp)

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a resealable ziplock bag, mush it around a bit to combine all the spices. Add half the frozen chicken tenders and coat well with flour mixture. Let set for 5 mins.

2. In a wide, deep frying pan, heat up 1/2 in of vegetable oil on medium heat.

3. Add chicken tenders to the hot oil, leaving a bit of room in between each piece (for turning).

  If you are using chicken BONE IN: Fry 15-10, 15 minutes one side, then flip and cook another 10.
  If you are using chicken BONELESS: Fry 10-15, 10 minutes one side, then flip and cook another 15.

Fry until golden brown of course.

4. Turn down the heat to low and cook chicken an additional 10 minutes to insure they are fully cooked all the way through. You could check each tender with a meat thermometer, but that is impractical for such small pieces. Repeat the process until all chicken is cooked.

5. Drain on paper towels. Serve alongside a fresh spinach salad with pears and Parmesan cheese dressing.

Calories calculated using SparkRecipes Calculator: 189.9 calories per serving, calories do not include oil absorbed during frying.