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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Extra Crispy Deep-fried Style Chicken

We had to stop for gas on our road trip so found a TA thinking there would be one of the trucker's restaurants there.  Usually there is but this was a smaller one so all they had was Popeye's Chicken, Pizza Hut and Subway.  We settled for the 2 can dine for $9.29 with 5 pieces of mixed chicken, 2 sides and 2 biscuits.  The sides we ordered were red beans with rice and potatoes with gravy.  The chicken reminded me of KFC's extra crispy chicken but was a bit different.  This is a rather easy chicken to duplicate at home even if you don't have a deep fryer.  It's all in the coating and what makes this coating extra crispy is corn flake cereal!

extra crispy deep-fried style chicken
Years ago when our now grown kids were kids of our own one of my girlfriends told be the only way her kids would eat chicken was with corn flakes.  Our kids being the offspring of foodies were not quite so picky enjoying chicken just about anyway we could prepare it.  I feel just a bit guilty not making the extra crispy deep-friend style chicken using corn flakes when they were younger.  At any rate this is a good recipe, one that comes fairly close to Popeye's Lousanna style extra crispy chicken.
  
Extra Crispy Deep-fried Style Chicken

1 ¾ c crushed corn flake cereal
1 egg
1 c milk
1 c. unbleached  flour
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp paprika
3 lbs frying chicken pieces
3 tbsp. butter, melted

Crush corn flake cereal into a shallow dish and set aside.  Wash and dry chicken pieces.  Beat egg and milk slightly in small mixing bowl.  Mix in flour, salt, paprika, and pepper.  Dip the chicken in the batter then coat with the crushed cereal.  Place the chicken, skin side up, in a greased shallow baking pan.  Drizzle with melted butter.  Bake at 350°F uncovered and without turning until chicken is tender and juices are no longer pink.

Yield: 6 servings.


1 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

I didn't know Popeye's had extra crispy chicken. We love Popeye's and always get some when we travel because there isn't a restaurant close to us.

We usually get mild because hubby doesn't like spicy food so much any more.

But I will have to try this!
I think it must be an omen because I was watching a show on the PBS channel earlier and they were using corn flakes mixed with bread crumbs for their breading. :)

So thanks for this! Hope you have a great week!