Thursday, September 1, 2011

Better than Chick-fil-a

(photo from Real

Ok, this may or may not be true...
I do love Truett Cathy and his restaurant, but this chicken was dang good.
Only next time I am at Chick-fil-a, I will accidentally take too many chick-fil-a sauce packets and bring them home with me for the next time I make this:

Crispy Popcorn Chicken
kosher salt and black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup canola oil
4 ears corn, shucked
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Place the flour in a second shallow bowl. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk (shaking off any excess), then in the flour (tapping off any excess).
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the chicken until golden and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with ¼ teaspoon salt.
Meanwhile, add the corn to the boiling water and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with the chicken and barbecue sauce.
(By Charlyne Mattox, August 2011)

Here's how mine looked: not bad...


  1. Hmmm... I'm not convinced it could be better than Chick-fil-A, but thanks for the recipe! :) I laughed at the "I will accidentally take too many chick-fil-a sauce packets" comment... LOL!!! That stuff is so dang good it's just plain wrong!!! Oh good, now my mouth is watering....

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! Wow, I feel special. :)

  2. Yeah Rochelle, I don't think there is any way they could be as good as chick-fil-a.........but they are tasty :) I know that sauce is unreal. And welcome - I always enjoy reading your posts! Have a good weekend!