Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Crummy" Chicken Strips

Ideal Meals for the “Wai Guo Ren” (Foreigner)
Living in Taiwan for a few years has taught me how to make foods I am familiar with back home but with limited resources and on a budget. If you have access to a COSTCO, then your options broaden, but for the most part, we eat simply and this recipe is a part of a collection for the American teachers living in Taiwan with a simple stove, toaster oven and small grocery store in town.

“Crummy” Chicken Strips- serves 3 or 4
Wes does an amazing job in the kitchen and a few years ago discovered a delicious recipe for breaded chicken using crackers! I’m sure any brand of salty/ vegetable flavored crackers will do just fine but I’m posting a picture of the kind we like. They are veggie-seaweed flavored and normally I don’t choose seaweed as a snack for ANY occasion, but these are fantastic!

Items Needed:
  • Stove top burner
  • Pan
  • 2 shallow dishes
  • Fork
  • Baggie
  • An apron

Ingredients Needed:
6-8 Chicken tenderloins
1 egg
1 package of crackers
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Oil for frying

1. Wash and pat the chicken dry.
2. 2. Beat the egg in a shallow bowl.
3. Place crackers in a bag; seal and with your fist, smash the crackers until fine. Place crumbs in a shallow bowl.
4. Using a fork, dip chicken in egg (coating both sides) and then into crumbs.
5. Preheat the oil in a pan for a few minutes over medium heat.
6. Place chicken strips in the pan and allow to fry for a few minutes or until golden brown before flipping to do the same on the other side.
Serve hot with coleslaw or mashed potatoes and garlic butter bread!

1 comment:

  1. those chicken strips look so good! Using cracker crumbs was a great idea!
    thanks so much for sharing