Jeff's favorite food is fried chicken. Give him some rolls or french fries and a big bottle of pepsi and he is good to go. Because of this love of fried chicken, and the gift of a deep fryer our first Christmas as a married couple, we worked out our own recipe and it is a hit! I cant believe I have waited this long to post this one because it's a family fave. We serve it with homemade french fries and ranch dip or bbq sauce. Enjoy!
Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders
2 c quick biscuit mix (bisquick or the like)
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
2 tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 c cold water
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into tenders, or chicken tenders
Whisk together Bisquick with cold water. If too thick, add more water, should be a consistency of crepe batter--pretty thin. Add Cajun seasoning and cornstarch and whisk throroughly til combined. Add chicken and ice, and chill for an hour in refrigerator. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees, add chicken in batches, and cook for 4 minutes. Chicken should be golden brown on the outside, and you might want to cut the first piece to check its not pink inside. We've made it a hundred times and 4 minutes is about perfect.
**NOTE** Got some recent feedback from a great friend of mine. I guess I need to explain the ice and cornstarch. Both are really there to make sure everything stays nice and crispy. The cornstarch makes the batter light and airy, and keeping everything cold just helps with the crispy part. Kind of like adding club soda to your tempura batter, if you know what I mean.
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