Thursday, April 3, 2008
You. Must. Try. This. Chicken.
It's a recipe that is excellent the night you make it and serve it hot. It's a recipe that is excellent the next day when you take it out of the refrigerator and serve it cold. It's not at all healthy... perhaps that's why it tastes so good? It's sweet, yet spicy.... sticky, yet smooth..... crunchy, yet tender.
4 whole chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 bottle BBQ sauce
honey 1/2 cup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup flour
Slice chicken into 1/2 inch strips (can use any size or type to suit your needs, works well with wings). Place the chicken in a in large bowl and coat with Worcestershire.
Sprinkle with seasoned salt, garlic salt and pepper. Put oil into frying pan and heat to med/high to fry chicken.
In a bowl, coat pieces of chicken with flour. Fry chicken in a skillet with oil on medium/high heat until golden brown.
Mix BBQ sauce and honey in a small bowl.
Place chicken on a cookie sheet or oven pan. Brush or drizzle BBQ mix over chicken and bake at 400F for 10 min.
Remove chicken - baste again with BBQ mix and return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. (I actually just stir it around in the pan and then put it back in the oven)
Substitutions can be used for most ingredients. The important part is to fry, then bake with the BBQ sauce.
And just for giggles-- I thought I'd add a picture of the chicken I use for myself. I don't actually eat meat-- but I still cook it for my family. This is one recipe I would be missing out on because of being a vegetarian. So I substitute Morning Star Farms Chik'n Strips for the chicken breasts and follow the recipe as written. Here is what my fake chicken looks like when it's done: