Friday, May 20

Cheezits Fried Chicken

A fun twist on classic fried chicken makes this dish a mouth watering treat.

Full time 2 hour (includes rest time)
Serves 4-6

The needs-

2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into equal size pieces
1 box Cheezits 
3 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp ground black pepper 
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp garlic powde
1 tbsp paprika 
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp ground red pepper* optional 

Oil for cooking

The know-

In a bowl combine black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and red pepper.

In a large mixing bowl place chicken and spice mixture. Tossing to fully coat.

Add milk to bowl, pouring in just enough milk to cover chicken. You will not have used all the milk, we will use the rest later.

Let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Place flour on a shallow plate.

Pour remaining milk into a bowl.

Crumble Cheezits to a large bread crumb texture, there will be a few large pieces. Place on a shallow plate.

Working one at a time remove chicken from milk and let excess drip off, place chicken into flour and roll to coat.

Carefully shake off excess flour and dip in milk.

Once milk coated, place chicken into Cheezits and roll to coat. 

Place coated chicken on a wire rack and continue until all pieces are coated.

Heat oil to 350', if you are not sure when oil is heated fully. Place a small piece of chicken in oil, if edges sizzle it is hot enough.

Place 2-3 pieces of chicken into hot oil and cook 8-10 minutes.

Flip chicken and cook an additional 5-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Remove from oil and let sit on a wire rack while you continue with remaining chicken.

Once all chicken is fried, let last batch rest 2-3 minutes before serving.