Pound to an even thickness of about a quarter inch. Soak in a brine of 2 cups water to 1 tbs saly for 30minutes, or even overnight. You can add other flavors, such as garlic, onion, ginger, etc. to the brin. Remove the chicken from the brine and let come to room temp. Make seasoned flour of your choice, alomg with Panko bread crumbs in a seperate bowl. M?ake eggwash of egg and a splash of milk. redge dry chicken into flour, coating completely, the into eggwash, then into panko. Fry until golden if 360' F. oil until golden on all sides.
Version 2, and my favorite:
Preheat oven to 375' F. Dredge bone in chicken parts in egg wash. Remove to parchment paper covered with seasoned flour. Flip the flour onto chicken parts. Pan fry in two inches of hot oil, turning just as the chicken starts to brown, until all sides are very lightly browned. eason with S & P.
Place chicken onto foil lined baking sheet and put into the oven for 45 minutes. This chicken comes out very tender, cooked through, and so juicy it will squirt you as you bite into it.
Fried Boneless Chicken Breast with Herb Butter, or, Chicken Kiev
There are several versions of Chicken Kiev, each with its own herbed butter variant. All use the same basic technique for creating this classic recipe. What is important in this dish is to balance the herbs and/or spices, and to seal the butter in the chicken roll.
We will use the fry and bake cooking methods to produce tender and juicy chicken in this recipe.
6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
12 tbs. Butter
2 cups fresh Bread Crumbs
1 large egg
¼ cup Milk
1 cup Flour
2 cups Sunflower oil
½ tsp. Sage
¼ tsp. Minced Garlic
1 tsp. Chopped Parsley
½ tsp. Finely ground Black Pepper
Combine the egg and milk until a smooth egg-wash is formed. Pound the chicken breasts with a flat mallet until about ¼ inch thick. Dry the meat with paper towels. Sprinkle them lightly with salt.
Combine the butter and herbs. Place 2 tsp. of the butter mixture onto each breast and roll the meat into a tube. Take care to seal the ends by pinching together. Secure with toothpicks.
Dip in the egg-wash, and then in the flour. Dip again in the egg-wash and then in the breadcrumbs. Let dry on a cooling rack for about five minutes.
Preheat the oil in a hot frying pan until fragrant. At the same time, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Gently place the breaded chicken rolls into the hot oil and cook on each side until lightly browned. Transfer to a rectangular cake pan and bake for an additional twenty minutes. Serve with brown or wild rice, or with whole grain pasta, and a green veggie.
If you love Hot Wings*
If you love hot wings, then I have an outstanding barbecue chicken recipe for you. I call it Smoldering Chicken. It doesn’t burn your mouth, but leaves a warm glow. And the flavor is amazing. Trust me, when you read the ingredients, you will probably think that this chicken is beyond the taste buds of ordinary mortals. It looks like it will be blistering hot. But it isn’t. It will surprise you. (By the way, this is my eldest daughter’s, and husband’s favorite chicken. She made sure that I wrote it down after creating it.
The technique given is for use with a kettle-style charcoal grill, but can easily be adapted to any covered grill or barbecue, gas, wood, or charcoal. You can even bake them in the oven if you so desire. Enjoy.
1/3 cup Sriracha brand Hot Sauce
2 tbs. Tabasco Pepper Sauce
1 tbs. good soy sauce
½ cup wateer
8 to 10 chicken thighs, or breasts), with the skin removed
Mix the sauce ingredients together. Pour into a 1 gallon freezer bag & add the chicken pieces. Move everything around inside the bag until the chicken is well coated with the sauce. Press the air from the bag and place it in the refrigerator for two hours. Make your side dishes during this marinating time.
Fire up the grill with a solid bed of charcoal and let it go until the coals are glowing. Place the chicken on the grill, leaving space between the pieces. Cover and close all vents half way. Cook for 7 minutes. Remove the lid and turn over. Cover and cook for 7 additional minutes. Test with an instant read meat thermometer. Remove the chicken when the temperature reads 160 degrees.
I hope you try some of these recipes. I think you will be very leased with the results.
Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North