Barbecue-Battered Chicken Fingers

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings or 16 appetizer servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup honey smoke barbecue sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Honey smoke barbecue sauce

Preparation

  1. Cut each chicken breast into 3- x 1-inch strips, and set aside.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large shallow dish.
  3. Whisk together buttermilk, 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, and eggs in a bowl. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture; dip in buttermilk mixture, and dredge again in flour mixture. (If flour gets gummy, just press into chicken pieces.)
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°.
  5. Fry chicken, in batches, 5 to 7 minutes or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels. Serve with extra barbecue sauce.
  6. Barbecue-Battered Pork Chops: Substitute 3 pounds boneless breakfast pork chops for chicken, and proceed as directed. For a delicious serving idea, serve cooked chops in biscuits.
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