Chicken-Fried Chicken

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I found this recipe in an advertisment for Texas Pete hotsauce! I don’t eat alot of fried food, but this sounded like fun and it’s not a heavy fry; the chicken is not buried under a greasy, crusted topcoat.
It calls for regular chicken breasts, but I, instead, used chicken breast tenderloins.
It’s surprisingly delightful how the hot sauce peeks it’s flavor out through the buttermilk.
I served it with roasted potatoes and an avocado, red onion, cucumber, tomaoto salad with a vinegarette dressing.
This recipe has you soak the chicken breasts in the buttermilk-hot sauce for 30 minutes before cooking. I made the mixture, placed the pounded chicken tenderloins in the mixture, covered it, and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours while I took the convertible out for a spin. It was fine.

4 4-oz. chicken breasts, pounded
1 quart buttermilk
1 cup Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce
3 cups all-purpose flour (at least)
3 Tbsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1/2 cup canola oil

In a medium size baking dish, combine buttermilk and Texas Pete hot sauce. Add pounded chicken breasts and let sit for 30 minutes. Remove chicken breasts from buttermilk and dredge in all-purpose flour seasoned with the salt and pepper.
In a medium saute pan on medium-high heat, add canola oil. Let the oil get warm for 1 minute. Place chicken in pan and cook one each side until golden brown or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Wine served: 2011 Pio Cesare, Gavi

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One thought on “Chicken-Fried Chicken

  1. I love it that the recipe comes from Texas Pete’s. I’ve had good luck with recipes from products; they have a real incentive to give you recipes that will make their deal shine. I also love that buttermilk: sour and yummy.

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