1 day ago
Friday, 7 August 2009
Okay I am from the South in the good old USA and we like to think our fried chicken doesn't get any better. BUT, I came across this suggestion and it is worth considering. It's not completely as good as KFC but it is close . . . .It just needs that "something" else. I am going to try adding Thyme and see if that does it. So let me know if you try something and get that "special taste we all know and love".
Cover your ears "Colonel".
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 c bread crumbs
1 tsp smoked paprika
3 tbsp Ranch dressing powdered mix
oil to fry
salt and pepper to taste
First, thing pre-heat your frying pan with oil, not on high but just below it. And make sure you have enough room in your pan so they're not too crowded. I probably had a good inch or inch and a half of oil in my pan and added more as needed. I want it to "fry" not pan seared or anything like that. And no lid on the pan either we don't want it to steam and go soggy. We're looking for crispy chicken here.
Take your flour, eggs and bread crumbs and put each into a separate bowl. Add the paprika and powdered Ranch dressing mix to your bread crumb bowl and mix around.
Then dip your chicken into the flour and coat good, then over in to the egg and coat good, then lastly into your bread crumbs and coat as good as you can. Place in frying pan, add salt and pepper and fry each side until golden brown. Then turn down the heat to finish off the chicken.
Those bread crumbs just add a little bit more crunch to the chicken and make it look so much more evenly browned. Just remember it's easy to burn the crumbs.
Let me know how you get along with this. It is worth the effort. We ate it for two days and enjoyed it each time.