Alright…I will be honest…I don’t usually do fried foods at all! But…on Friday evenings, there are three of us moms who meet (twice a month or so) for a play date for our children. Its not until 5 or 5:30 in the evenings so the kids are definitely always hungry. We usually have some sort of food…dinner. I say we, but its always at the same house so that same mom is always providing the food. But regardless…lets get back to the story and the real reason you are reading…the recipe.
So this particular Friday, she made these Chicken Tenders that are TO DIE FOR! Absolutely amazing. For those of us from Florence…remember Court Street Cafe’s or Princeton‘s Tenders? That light and fluffy and oh so yummy batter? Chili’s also has them if you are ordering their traditional ones. The newer ones with spice and such are the standard fried and just not the same type of batter tenders.
Of course I had to learn how to make and post here for you. You may already know all about this recipe, but it was new to me so here goes…
Remember…I don’t measure.
- Oil (I love olive oil but used vegetable oil for this one)
- Chicken tenders or chicken that you can cut into strips
- Salt and Pepper
- Any other seasoning such as Cayenne Pepper or Paprika or whatever that you might want to add
- One bowl (yes only one bowl) to mix and in which the strips can be dipped into (see below)
- Large pan
Fill your pan with just a little oil. As it is warming up (you will want the oil to be hot), you can make the batter.
Combine 2 eggs, milk (as though you were making an omelet), flour, salt and pepper (and any other spice). The mixture should be as thick as you think needed to cling to chicken when dipped.
Dip the chicken strips and flip to cover both sides
Put in pan of oil (not much oil…just enough to cover one side of the chicken
Once brown on one side, flip to brown the other. And there you have it! Done!
Hope you enjoy as much as I have!
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