Last week I had some chicken thawed with the intent of Hubby grilling it to delicious perfection for us. The flu kept him inside, however, and forced me to come up with a back up plan. We were in between grocery trips, so there wasn’t much available to me. In a pinch, I came up with this new, lazy way to make some tasty fried chicken. I will definitely be using this method in the near future!
Chicken, cut into strips (to reduce cook time and help ensure chicken cooks a bit more evenly)
1 package Shake n’ Bake, any flavor
2 eggs, beaten
The best, laziest part of using Shake n’ Bake is that you don’t have to worry about seasoning AT ALL. It will be delicious & perfectly seasoned.
1. Put approximately 3/4 inch oil in a large skillet. Set to medium heat.
2. While the oil heats, cut chicken into strips.
3. Dip chicken in egg wash, then into the Shake n’ Bake.
Make sure the chicken is coated evenly without major globs of batter. (Those big globs will just fall off in the cooking process, stay in the oil and eventually burn which will make the rest of the chicken taste burnt).
4. When oil is heated (check this by putting just a dab of water in to the pan. If it sizzles audibly, it’s ready) add chicken strips.
-Don’t over-fill the pan. This will make it difficult to turn them properly and you may end up scraping off the batter.
5. Cook chicken on one side until you can see the edges starting to turn white. Flip the chicken and cook until finished.
-If the bottom of the strips are burning before you are seeing white, you need to reduce the heat. Please note, oil does not cool as soon as you turn the heat down. It can take a bit. Be patient.
6. Remove from pan and let rest on paper towels to absorb any excess grease.
7. Serve and enjoy!
Lazy and tasty. Yay!