Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nasty Lasty Chicken Fingers

You know what these are. If you have ever moved and think you have packed everything and you go into the bathroom, open a drawer only to realize there is still more...these my friends are the nasty lasties. These are all of the things you want to walk away and forget about. The same phrase can also apply to the bottom of the bag of chips that are all crushed up. Don't act like you don't get annoyed. You always wonder, do I tip up the entire bag and pray they all gracefully make it into my mouth or do I just pitch the bag and move on with life? Well, when life hands you the nasty lasty chips, make potato chip chicken strips. Oh my! Your chicken tender world is about to be rocked so get ready to get your hands dirty and enjoy the nasty lasties!

3 Large chicken breast  cut into strips (this recipe fed 2 adults and 2 kids with a couple left over so adjust as needed- we got 12 strips total)By the way, I prefer to cut my own tenderloins from a breast, the meat is better and you don't get any gross fatty weird pieces)
3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp paprika
pinch cayenne or dash of Tabasco sauce
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 c crushed potato chips
1/3c honey
Kosher or sea salt

Set up a dredging station. In one bowl mix flour, spices and Tabasco. In second bowl, whisk eggs and water. In third bowl place potato chips. Be prepared to get your fingers messy.

In third bowl place potato chips. Be prepared to get your fingers messy.
Line a cookie sheet with foil (you don't have to but it makes clean up so much easier). Place a cooling wrack on the foil and spray with non-stick spray.(If you don't have a cooling wrack, it is not the end of the world but it allows for the chips to get crunchy on all sides while cooking)
Take chicken tenders one at a time and dip in flour, then in eggs, then in potato chips and place on cooling wrack on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all tenders are done.
The babies have been baptized in flour and are ready for their egg and nasty lasty bath.
Place in 375 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes or until tenders are firm and crust is a light golden brown. Once they are out of the oven, do a heavy drizzle of honey across the tenders and a fairy dusting of kosher or sea salt.  And seriously, try not to eat the entire tray.
Enjoy Y'all!

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