'Spicey' Fried Chicken TendersAs all you fans out there know, football season just kicked off, so we thought we’d bring you one of our favorite staples for any game day party spread – Spicey Fried chicken.
'Spicey' Fried Chicken Tenders
Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs. Chicken (about 3 breasts)
3 cups Drum Rock Products Spicey-Fry
2 cups Water
2 Mixing Bowls
For the Blue Cheese Dressing:
½ cup Mayo
1 clove Garlic
¾ cup Sour Cream
1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
½ cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients for the dressing. Adjust the amount of blue cheese to your liking.
Directions: 1. We chose to brine our chicken overnight to get our tenders nice and juicy, but if you don’t have the time this chicken will still be amazing. If you do brine, trim the chicken breasts and place in a zip-lock bag with 3 tbsp. salt, 2 tsp. white vinegar, and 4 cups of water. Leave in the fridge for at least four hours, or preferably overnight. 2. Fill fryolator with oil and turn to 375 degrees F. While the oil is heating, slice each piece of chicken width-wise so that you have 20 to 25 chicken-nugget sized pieces. 3. Add 2 cups of Spicey-Fry Mix to one of the bowls for the dry coat, and in the other bowl mix 1 cup of Spicey-Fry and approximately 2 cups of water (the wash should be just thick enough to lightly coat your finger, or the back of a spoon). If you are cooking up a larger batch of chicken, just keep adding Spicey-Fry mix and water to keep the proportions right. 4. Once the oil is up to temp, place the chicken in the wet wash and allow pieces to drip slightly before transferring to the dry mix. Be sure to dredge each piece thoroughly with the dry Spicey-Fry in order to get a nice crisp and crunchy coating.
5. Carefully drop chicken into the hot oil. Fry chicken until golden brown and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes depending on thickness. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining chicken, working in batches until all is cooked.
6. Serve hot with dipping sauce of choice. We found a great recipe for blue cheese dressing (see above), but these nuggets will go great with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.
These tenders are perfectly spicy and deliciously tender, with an amazing crispy crunch you can only get with Drum Rock. If you're looking for an addition to your half-time or appetizer menu that everyone is sure to love, look no more! We've got it right here with our Spicey Fried Tenders. Enjoy!