Make a crispy coating for fried chicken with by dredging the chicken in a mixture of flour and saltine crackers, plus a hit of freshly ground pepper. Cut leftover chicken into strips, and serve over salad greens. Drizzle with creamy Ranch or blue cheese dressing.
8 (6-ounce) skinned and boned chicken breasts
4 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
76 saltine crackers (2 sleeves), crushed
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 cups milk, divided
4 large eggs
How to Make It
Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper evenly over chicken. Set aside.
Combine cracker crumbs, 2 cups flour, baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and ground red pepper.
Whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk and eggs. Dredge chicken in cracker crumb mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge in cracker mixture again.
Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a 12-inch skillet (do not use a nonstick skillet). Heat to 360°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes, adding oil as needed. Turn and fry 4 to 5 more minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack in a jellyroll pan. Keep chicken warm in a 225° oven. Carefully drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup flour, remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, remaining 1 teaspoon black pepper, and remaining 6 1/2 cups milk. Pour mixture into reserved drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Serve gravy with chicken.
Great breading mix, nice & crunchy. Would be good with any thin meat--pork, cube steak, turkey cutlets. Like another reviewer, I had lots of leftover egg/milk and cracker crumb/flour mix left over. I had to slice bnls/sknls chicken breast in half horizontally or I would have been pounding it all day. That worked well. Haven't made the gravy yet, but with leftover egg/milk & breading, will make more today, with mashies & gravy. Would gladly serve to guests and will share with family members.
Awesome, crispy fried chicken! My first fried chicken and it turned out great! I will cut the milk and eggs and cracker crumb mixture in half next time. I loved the milk gravy. I would also cut the gravy recipe in half next time.
This dish is simple and sounds really delicious, the ingredients are easy to find. I like to try it as I have done with this dish with chicken that I've discovered on another website and that i would also love to share with you
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Great southern meal! Loved the breading; would be great on other meats as well. I will try it on Chicken Fried Steak. The measurements for the gravy was spot on - I did half it. There was no worry of did I add enough or too much flour. Will certainly keep the gravy measurements for gravy anytime.
Great crunchy texture. Used Carr's Table Water Crackers w/ Cracked Pepper as I had them on hand. Cream gravy would have been best, but oil was getting burnt & too much cracker dust in bottom. Made packaged chicken gravy instead.Very good substitute. Served w/ mac & cheese and salad
This chicken was soooo good! My family and I just ate it and it was awesome! I used Club Crackers and it came out wonderful. I used only 2 cups of milk and 2 eggs and it was still too much lots of milk and eggs leftover. Even lots of crackers and flour mix too. Next time I will lessen the recipe or increase the amount of chicken I cook lol yah this is so good I think I will make more! I will definitely be making this again and often. Super yummy and simple. Made with mashed potatoes, rolls and green beans on the side.
I can't believe I made this chicken. It was well season, moist on the inside, easy and quick to make. The crackers gave the chicken a great texture. I tested the recipe with just two breasts but didn't make potatoes. I ate both breasts plain with no potatoes, very good! The chicken was also very crispy even after a few hours.
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