“That” Chicken

This barely qualifies as a recipe due to its simple and very short list of ingredients.  It adds ups to 6, but butter, olive oil and pepper don’t really count as ingredients, they’re what I consider staple ingredients, so it really goes down to 3.  Chicken, flour and seasoning salt.

So you’re probably wondering about the name and where this recipe came from.  It’s actually from a good friend of the family, Miss Barbara McKay.  She’s a fantastic cook and made this from my mom at a Sunday lunch.  My mom then came home and made it for us!  Yeah!.   After making it a few times, Barbara didn’t know what to call it, but she kept saying “let’s have some of ‘that’ chicken!”.  I guess the name stuck.  It’s also a great recipe for those who are lacking in pantry ingredients.

We all get chicken monotony, so hopefully this can be a new one you add to your repertoire.  The chicken comes out golden brown, with a buttery crust and a tender, juicy center.

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Method

  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, seasoning salt and pepper
  • Drop the chicken into the seasoning flour and coat all the pieces evenly
  • Heat the oil and butter in a non-stick pan on medium-high (the oil will prevent the butter from burning)
  • Once the butter starts to foam, add chicken.  Shake off excess flour and only add one layer of chicken to the pan so all the pieces cook evenly.
  • Turn the pieces with tongs after 4 minutes.  Remember, the smaller the chunks the faster it will cook, my pieces are about the size of whole walnuts.
  • Let cook for an additional 4 minutes and you will have perfectly golden brown nuggets of goodness!
  • Pop them in your mouth and enjoy!

“That chicken” is great as a main dish, or you can add it to a salad, on top of pasta, or serve at a party with cocktail sticks.  I guarantee you’ll have time to mingle with your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen all afternoon.  It’s also very kid friendly… especially when you add a dollop of ketchup on the side.  Enjoy!

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2 Comments to ““That” Chicken”

  1. I disagree, still a recipe :D. Looks great. It’s the method more than anything.

  2. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

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