Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken (Gluten Free)

I have had to go the dreaded gluten free because of my endometriosis. Quite a few doctors have recommended it for infertility and pain management and after doing everything I possibly could to alleviate these problems otherwise, my philosophy is pretty much...what can it hurt. I am allowed to "cheat" sometimes but they believe keeping my gluten intake at a very low rate will make a difference. And so, here I go.

You will still see plenty of gluten filled recipes because I create lots of dishes for others and their opinions will be heard. and I have quite a few recipes that can easily be adapted either way and today's recipe happens to be one of those.

I am Southern, so it is almost a rule to love fried chicken and I follow the trend on this. Although, there are plenty of people that will argue that it isn't true fried chicken unless it is on the bone. I am not here to say either. I will just say that this is chicken, I did fry it. so you decide.

1 lb boneless chicken ( I used tenderloins and pounded them thin)
1 oz tequila
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
2  eggs (whisked with a little water)
1 1/2 cup flour ( I used gf)
2 cups bread crumbs ( i actually used tortilla chips and put them in food processor)

Mix together the tequila, lime juice and chili sauce. Place chicken in zip lock bag and pour marinade over. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours.

In three separate bowls, place egg mixture, flour & bread crumbs. Dip the chicken first in the flour, shaking off excess, then a quick dip in the egg wash and finally dredging it in the bread crumbs. Place on a plate while the oil heats up.

place about 2 cups canola oil in a frying pan ( I prefer a cast iron skillet) place on medium heat and after a few minutes, drop a bread crumb in to test and see if oil is ready. Place chicken in oil and cook on each side for about 5 minutes or until golden brown( this is for very thin chicken, cook longer for thicker pieces) Place chicken on plate with paper towel to soak up the grease.

You can sever with more sweet chili sauce or make a dipping sauce with 1/2 oz tequila, tsp lime juice and 1 1/2 oz sweet chili sauce.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds yummy I like that you used tortilla chips! Genius! The bread crumbs are always the killer for me.