Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chickeypoo, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

    Feb 4, 2007
    i haven't made this yet but i saw chicken and eggs so i thought id post it here. i thougt it looked pretty good:)

    Peppery Chicken Fried Chicken

    Cut leftover chicken into strips, and serve over salad greens. Drizzle with creamy Ranch or blue cheese dressing.

    8 (6-ounce) skinned and boned chicken breasts
    4 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
    2 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
    76 saltine crackers (2 sleeves), crushed
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon ground red pepper
    8 cups milk, divided
    4 large eggs
    Peanut oil

    Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
    Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper evenly over chicken. Set aside. Combine cracker crumbs, 2 cups flour, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and ground red pepper.
    Whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk and eggs. Dredge chicken in cracker crumb mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge in cracker mixture again.
    Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a 12-inch skillet (do not use a nonstick skillet). Heat to 360°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes, adding oil as needed. Turn and fry 4 to 5 more minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack in a jellyroll pan. Keep chicken warm in a 225° oven. Carefully drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
    Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup flour, remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, remaining 1 teaspoon black pepper, and remaining 6 1/2 cups milk. Pour mixture into reserved drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Serve gravy with chicken.

    Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
  2. broncbuster07

    broncbuster07 Songster

    Jun 25, 2007
    Waxahachie, TX
    I bet it's delicious! I'll have to try it!

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