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Fried Chicken

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Fried Chicken
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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1/2 cup milk
  • Ritz* crackers made into crumbs; use a rolling pin (you need about 1 cup crumbs, 2 ounces crackers, for 2 chicken breasts)
  • cooking oil for deep frying


Simmer chicken breasts in water to barely cover until tender (1-1/2 hours, longer if necessary). Drain, saving the broth for soup. Cool chicken and remove skin and bones. Break chicken into large bite-size pieces, saving smaller pieces for soup.

Shortly before serving, heat the oil to 375 degrees F. Roll the large chicken pieces in flour. Then dip them into the milk and egg mixture. Finally roll the chicken in the cracker crumbs. Fry until golden (about 4 minutes). Since the frying time is so brief, the chicken is not greasy. Drain on paper towels.

Additional Notes:

*Ritz crackers are both sweet and rich, a much-loved but specialized taste. Those who do not share it can join the Yankee Cook in using dried bread crumbs as a substitute coating. The super-light Japanese variety called Panko, now showing up in supermarkets all over the country, is particularly good.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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