I haven't updated this blog for a while but after checking some comments and emails, people have been asking for this recipe which accidentally got deleted (sorry!) but I managed to recover it from google reader so here it is again...
I've been making my own KFC style meals at home ever since the "11 secret herbs and spices" were revealed (I left out the MSG.) So delicious and very similar to the original KFC chicken strips! I had mine served with homemade chips and ketchup for a classic takeaway style meal. This is just as filling and tasty as you might get from a takeaway but doesn't leave you feeling sick and bloated afterwards. Of course it does require a little more effort than just ordering at a counter but it will cost less and is a much healthier option.
KFC-Style Chicken Strips
- 3 chicken breasts
- Oil for deep frying (I used coconut oil)
- 100g / 1 cup coconut flour
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 125g / 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 tsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground sage
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1tsp dried marjoram
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cut chicken into strips and leave to one side.
- Put the macadamia nuts in a food processor and ground until they resemble bread crumbs.
- Take 3 bowls and fill one with the coconut flour and spices, one with the eggs and another with the macadamia nuts.
- Take one chicken piece at a time and start by dusting it in the flour/spice mixture, then dip it into the eggs, roll in the macadamia crumbs and finish by dusting in the flour/spice mixture again.*
- Heat the oil (enough to cover the chicken) in a large pan or fryer. You can test when it's at the perfect temperature by putting a small piece of leftover chicken in the flour coating and leave it in the pan. It will sizzle and brown when it's at the right temperature.
- Carefully put the chicken pieces in the pan and deep fry for 8-10 minutes or until it's turned golden brown and crispy.
- When the chicken strips are cooked, carefully remove them from the oil and leave on a bowl lined with kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil.
- Sprinkle with a little extra salt and serve!
*If you want to ensure a thick coating, repeat step 4.
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