Friday, February 27, 2009

Chicken fried chicken

Last night dinner time was rapidly aproaching and I had no clue what I was going to make. This happens sometimes. I do like to be like Gayle and make a menu but this week that didn't happen so it's more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of week. I remembered that my hubby likes chicken fried steak and it sounded pretty good but the only meat in my house was chicken. So, I zipped on over to recipezaar (that site has saved me many times).

There I found that people make chicken fried chicken, SCORE! Browsing through the recipes though I realized that they all called for crushed saltine crackers...something else I didn't have. I didn't want to give up though as all the pictures now had me salivating and craving this yummy fried food. I got up and looked through the cupboards wondering what I could use as a substitute. Bread crumbs, maybe but I wasn't sure it would give the crispy crunch I was envisioning. And then I had an idea....Funyuns.

The kids had asked me so very politely to put them in the cart (cough, cough) that I caved and bought them.

So here's what I came up with.

Chicken fried chicken:

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cups funyuns crushed to smitherines
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
salt and pepper
oil

Gravy:
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
Heaping spoonful of sour cream

I wacked the chicken really well with my rolling pin until it was nice and flat. Lined up 3 plates: one with flour, salt & pepper
one with egg & milk
one with crushed Funyuns

I heated up my wonderful cast iron skillet (LOVE that thing!) with about 1/2 inch of oil. Dipped the chicken in the flour, then the egg mix, then funyuns and plopped it in the pan. I fried them up about 3-4 minutes per side, removed them onto a plate with a paper towel to remove some of the grease and then plated them up with some gravy.

The verdict: DELICIOUS! Crispy, crunchy, full of flavor....everything I was hoping. The best part though, everyone liked it. It's hard to please the entire crowd here so that's saying something.

I will be making this again.

Now, head on over to the Grocery Cart Challenge and find some more good food!

6 comments:

Heth said...

Crushed Funyuns?

That's genius.

Beth Tunnell said...

Amazing. I may be trying that someday soon... Did you have any funyuns left over for a snack?

mylittleducks5 said...

You are Super Woman!! Way to improvise. LOL
:>Michelle

Renata said...

YUM!!! You're making me hungry just reading the recipe - although I have no idea what funyuns are - some kind of chips???????

Sherry said...

OH, yum!! THis sounds scrumptious!

Grierocfm said...

You are Super Woman!! Way to improvise. LOL :>Michelle