Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Unique Dish To Please All Ages

At this point, you may be thinking to yourself..."are ALL her posts about food? This chick needs to get a grip!"

Am I right? Are ya thinkin' it? Well, if you are...tough luck. I love food and food loves me. Well, not as much as I love it, but you get the picture.

And no...I don't eat fried food as much as you think based off this weeks posts, it's just that this particular week, I DID eat a lot of fried food. And it gave me a tummy ache.

And an extra inch around my thigh.

Enough excuses, let's get on with the recipe.

I decided to go out on a limb and make a rather strange-sounding recipe. Husby thought it sounded gross, but I ignored his snide remarks and did it anyway.

It's an entree at Planet Hollywood, for crying out loud...it MUST be good.

And it was.

Introducing... CAP'N CRUNCH CHICKEN TENDERS!

First you buy 2 boxes of cereal. These exact two.



DO NOT buy Cap'N Crunch Red Berries or you will be in a world of hurt.

Crunch them up in a makeshift crunch-ifier. My crunch-ifier of choice was a measuring bowl and a tart press-thingy.



Isn't it cute? It crunched them to perfection.

Then you go through a rather gross process of dipping the chicken in a flour mixture, an egg mixture, and the crunch mixture. My hands were a goopy mess at this point, so I did not capture a picture. My sincerest apologies.

Then you heat a large pan with oil and drop them in, one by one. Let them fry up for about 5 minutes. I like my chicken CRISPY.



Fry, fry, fry. Don't worry about your arteries or cholesterol at this point. Just go with it.

The end result will be this beautiful pile of golden chicken goodness. Perfect.



If you're not drooling at this point, make an appointment with your doctor this very second.

For there is something seriously wrong with you.



Serve with your favorite down-home side items. I chose these:



The chicken by itself is delicious, but if you really want to kick the flavor up a notch, you MUST make the dipping sauce to go with it.

A creole honey mustard that perfectly sets off the flavors. Whew. Amazing.



Husby apologized for his snide remarks and asked if we could work this into our "food-we-make-alot" recipes as he devoured the chicken. He gobbled it up. Gobble, gobble, gobble! Haha, get it? Wait, is it a turkey that gobbles, or a chicken?

Regardless, you must make this and let me know how you like it. REMEMBER to make the sauce. It is not the same without it.

Recipe Time!

Ingredients:

CAP'N CRUNCH CHICKEN
2 1/2 cups Captain Crunch Cereal (I just used 2).
1 cup Cornflakes
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
2 pounds Chicken breast, cut in 1-oz. tenders (I bought pre-cut tenders at the store).
Vegetable oil for frying

CREOLE HONEY-MUSTARD SAUCE
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 tbsp. Honey
1 tbsp. Prepared mustard


Preparation
Coarsely grind or crush the two cereals and set aside. Beat the egg with milk and set aside.

Stir together the flour, onion and garlic powders and black pepper; set aside

Dip the chicken in the seasoned flour and coat well; shake off the excess flour. Dip in the egg wash, coating well, then dip in the cereal mixture, coating well. (Coat well, people. You might even want to wear a coat, there's so much coatin' going on. That hot oil tends to jump. It's all about arm protection.)

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet to 325. Drop coated chicken tenders carefully in the hot oil and cook until golden brown and fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes depending on size. Drain and serve immediately with sauce.

For sauce, combine all ingredients and mix well.

BON APPETIT!

42 comments:

  1. I soooo have to try this. bookmarked for sure.

    Thanx, I'll let ya know how we like it and thanx for sharing the recipe.

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  2. That sounds delish! I will try that with my boys soon. They would love it! Chicken and cereal are two of the boy's favorite food groups.;)

    I am cooking chicken at my place (blog)today too, but in a different way.

    I'll be over to your place in a minute to pick up a few pieces of chicken for my lunch.
    I'm just saying.;)

    God Bless,
    Amy:)

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  3. Are you really UP at 4:13 blogging??? I so need to try this chicken. I wonder if it would be good with my homemade sesame chicken sauce?

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  4. MMM that sounds and looks very yummy - thanks for sharing.

    My mom used to make something similar to this but instead of cereal, she used potato chips! That is good also...

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  5. Keep the food blogs coming!! I love to read about food/recipes.

    The chicken looks delish....will have to try it and the honey mustard too. Yummy.

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  6. I LOVE Captain Crunch cereal!! Next time, add a little cayenne pepper to the cereal mixture. It will definitely add that "kick" that you'll realize was missing!! Goes great with the creole mustard dipping sauce!! I'm a southerner, sorry!! Hmmm, gotta re-think my breakfast now! :)

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  7. Wow, I never would have thought to use Captain crunch. It looks delish!

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  8. This looks amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. YUM! i must make this. i'm a HUGE fan of fried chicken. i heart kfc :) thanks for the pics and recipe! i'm already starving for fried chicken now, and is on 9:30 am

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  10. I WILL make this soon! It looks so good! Ty will love it, Oh, I made shells and cheese last night...delish!

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  11. that looks so good... too bad i am on a dang diet :) boo!

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  12. Yum-my! I passed some bloggy love on to you...check it out.

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  13. It looks great! I was a little weirded out by the Cap'n crunch, but it is fried and crunchy and just looks plain yummy!

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  14. I love that you do food posts so often! It's right up my alley. :) That chicken looks delish! I must write this recipe down.

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  15. Is it bad that I'd totally go for a plate of chicken tenders at 7:36am??

    :) Thanks for the recipe, they look delish!

    :)

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  16. That looks like the perfect meal for my hubby! Doesn't hurt that I am in love with Captain Crunch too! Thanks for the recipe.

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  17. YUMMY! Sounds delicious - and I LOVE LOVE LOVE captain crunch. YOu know what makes an excellent dessert? Captain crunch and vanilla ice cream! (o:

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  18. What a good idea for some chicken. Sounds yummy!
    breakfast with dinner.

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  19. My husband is a fireman and one day he came home raving about the fried chicken the cook had made using Captain Crunch. They love it at the station!

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  20. It's SO funny that you just commented on that post about the rude checkout lady. Check out the post I just wrote on my blog...

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  21. Wow, I never thought of using that stuff to make chicken tenders. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  22. Geez Mareez that looks good! I'm going to have to try that asap! I'm so hungry now :)

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  23. Sorry but I just cant get over the captain crunch I dont like it.
    It looks good.

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  24. This looks really good! My hubby would love this since he eats cap'n crunch every morning. :)

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  25. Whitney, thanks for the comment! Your State Fair experience looks like ours. I really only go for the super fattening food.

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  26. Oooooo I love this dish! I've had it before at Planet Hollywood. Now that you've given us the recipe, I gotta try it!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  27. Well this is one way to get kids to eat, Captain Crunch...I love it.

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  28. AH! I'm so hungry right now.. and guess what's for dinner! a CAN of soup or a frozen burrito! I'm going to have a hard time eating either of those since I've seen this!

    I'm definitely going to try this out!

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  29. I have to try this! You are such a neat girly!

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  30. O man they look so good, now I'm super hungry

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!
    That chicken looks amazing!

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  32. Just had to comment again. I made the chicken tonight. I cut mine into smaller pieces for frying and when Katie tasted it she said "That's the best chicken I have ever tasted!" But, I didn't stop there, I made my homemade sesaame sauce and poured it over the pan of fried chicken chunks and let it glaze in the oven for 10 minutes. Oh Yum!

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  33. Just thought you should know I was driving around like you tonight as I was leaving the grocery store parking lot. I felt like McGuyver! Yeah, that car totally wasn't following me.

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  34. This really sounds good, actually! The Cap'n Crunch threw me off at first!

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  35. I baked chicken with a potato chip coating before, but I really need to try this recipe!

    (I've found an easy way to 'crunch' is to use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.)

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  36. Looks really yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    Bella

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