Saturday, June 16, 2012

Breaded Chicken Strips Gluten-Free


This is a new family favorite recipe. Easy to prepare, taste great fresh or as left overs warmed up the next day.
  • 6 skinless chicken breasts -- ( or about one per serving) 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  •  1 crushed clove of garlic 
  • 1/2 loaf of gluten-free bread crumbs.  ( I  much prefer using my own home baked bread to make the crumbs...  if a loaf is getting old - or baked specifically to make bread crumbs-  put it in your food processor to make fine crumbs.. Then leave sitting uncovered on the counter, stirring occasionally until well dried --  then store in refrigerator  in ziplock bag)  
  • 1 cup Arrowroot starch flour,  spiced  to taste ( I use salt, pepper, anise seed, a little Thyme) 
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • oil for frying - I use a mixture of olive and grapeseed
1. Marinate chicken in ziplock bag with milk and garlic clove for about 2 hours -- or longer 
2. Drain chicken  and cut breasts into 1/2 -3/4 inch wide strips
3. Place bread crumbs, Arrowroot starch flour and eggs in three separate bowls 
4. Assembly line fashion --  dip each 'finger' first into spiced flour then into eggs then roll in the breadcrumbs 
5. Fry in skillet with enough oil so chicken fingers are not sitting on bottom of pan --  they actually absorb less oil if they float in it then if they sit in it.

6. Serve hot !   Delicious !!!

9 comments:

  1. These look so tasty. I was wondering where you can buy Arrow root. I am new to gluten free cooking, very new and am fumbling my way around. I hope it is in a regular grocery store.

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    1. Arrowroot Starch flour is readily available... It should be in your grocery store - if not, a health food store will have it.

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    2. you can always try a bulk barn store if you have one in your area. Thats where I found it.

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  2. Loooove fried chicken. If I may suggest:
    rather than using milk and eggs try soaking you chicken in lemon juice (fresh) for a bit. Dip it in your favorite flour mix. Back into the lemon juice then dunk it in the flour mix one last time. Fry, baby, fry. My flour mix has salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic & onion powder.

    This goes well with so much but I enjoy a nice lemon meringue pie for dessert.

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  3. Is the amount of bread crumbs listed correct? If I were to make these for my family of four, would I really need 2 loaves of bread?

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    1. Looks like 1/2 (half) loaf.

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    2. Yes.. Robin, Maybelline is correct -- that reads 1/2 loaf.

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  4. Could these be baked instead of fried?

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    1. Noella, I haven't tried baking them .. but I'm sure it would work .. They would be drier so maybe drizzle a little melted butter over them before baking.

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