Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fried Chicken - Phase 3

This will only work with the flours listed. The other phase 3 flours do not make good chicken coating for frying.

You can add some olive oil to the grapeseed for more flavor- maybe a couple tablespoons.

If you do not like any of the herbs listed, you can leave them out.

These are really good dipped in my Sweet Chili Sauce!!

Fried Chicken Nuggets
Phase 3
Makes 4 standard servings of protein, partial HF, partial grain

1lb chicken breast, cut into 1-2" chunks
1 cup sprouted wheat flour
1 cup tapioca flour, divided
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried mustard
1 egg
1 cup almond milk, unflavored
Hot sauce (optional)

For Spicy add:
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chipotle pepper
1 tsp chili powder

Grapeseed oil for frying.

You will need 3 shallow pans. Pie pans, cake pans, etc. You can even use good size bowls if you want.

A baking sheet with a baking rack is helpful for when the chicken is done.

Put 1/2 cup tapioca flour in one pan. Throw your chicken chunks in here and stir it around to coat.

In a second pan, whisk the egg and milk. Add the hot sauce, if you are using and 1 tsp salt. Just a couple shakes. It doesn't make it spicy but will add great flavor.

In the other shallow pan, thoroughly mix the flours and herbs together.

In a medium size sauce pan, heat 3-4 inches of grapeseed oil. You want it to be about 375 degrees or so. Watch carefully and do not get it too hot!

Take a couple pieces of chicken at a time out of the tapioca pan, and dip in the egg/milk mixture. Then throw them in the flour/herb pan and toss around to coat. Chuck them onto a plate to sit for a bit while you bread the rest of the chicken. Tapioca, egg/milk, then flour/herb.

When the oil is hot, put 3-4 pieces in at a time- do not crowd the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is done. Remove with slotted spoon or spider and place on baking sheet to drain. You can keep this in the oven set at 250 to keep warm while you fry the rest of the chicken.

If your coating browns too fast, remove the chicken to the rack and finish cooking in a 375 degree oven.

Pro Tip: Bread and fry only one piece, let cool a bit and taste it. Does it need more salt? More garlic. Now is the time to change the flavors if you need to.

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