Hi there friends!
I’m posting a recipe today for chicken using a method that I very rarely use for it’s preparation. Frying. Yep. I hardly ever, and I mean pretty much never, fry chicken. Why?
There are a couple reasons. Number one, I am not a big fan of fried chicken. I prefer baked, roasted, slow-cooked or grilled chicken. Number two, I hate frying indoors because of the grease and the hard to remove odor it leaves behind.
So, why did I decide to fry chicken this time? Well, Hubby and the boys have been talking about fried chicken quite frequently lately and they’ve been hinting that they would like me to make some. I decided to take the hint and enjoy the surprise on their faces when they realized what was in store for dinner.
Now, the question was…what kind of fried chicken to make?
I knew that I would be using boneless, skinless chicken breast, so I figured that cutting it into strips would make for quick, simple frying. Plus I didn’t have to worry about the chicken not being cooked thoroughly at the end of frying.
The decision for the breading was quite simple as well. I still had quite a few Ritz crackers left from my fabulous buy that I mentioned last week, so I decided that they would make a great crispy crust. For the spice, I decided to use my ol’ faithful, Old Bay Seasoning. I chopped, dredged and fried and dredged and fried again and then sprinkled them with a little Parmesan cheese before serving.
They tasted great! And that’s coming from someone that isn’t a big fan of fried chicken. 🙂 My fried chicken fans (the men in my house) absolutely loved them! I will definitely make them again, but it won’t be until we can have the windows open again to dissipate the ‘fry smell’. Lol.
Here’s the recipe…
Ritz-y Chicken Strips
|Canola oil for frying||3 eggs|
|2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast||2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed|
|Flour||3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning|
|Salt and pepper||Parmesan cheese|
- Heat oil over medium to medium high heat.
- Slice chicken into strips.
- Set up three dishes… #1. Flour mixed with some salt and pepper. #2. Eggs mixed with some salt and pepper. #3. Ritz cracker crumbs with Old Bay seasoning.
- Dredge chicken strips in the flour mixture, the egg mixture and finish with the Ritz mixture.
- Place carefully in oil and fry for 5 minutes on each side.
- Remove from oil, drain and keep warm in oven until all chicken is fried and ready to serve.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.