Fried Chicken Bites

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PREP TIME

8 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Standing time: 30 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Fried Chicken Bites

Andrew Grinton

These fried chicken bites are guaranteed to be a winner at the dinner table—they also work well for picnics.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into 2-in. pieces

Coating

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • canola oil , for frying (about 2 cups)

Instructions

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a resealable bag. Add chicken and marinate in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for 30 min to 1 hr. Drain chicken and set aside; discard marinade.
  • Combine first 5 coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  • Pour oil into a large pot until it reaches ½ in. up the sides. Heat over medium to 350°F.
  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture to coat; transfer right away to hot oil. Fry chicken for 8 to 10 min—keeping the temperature from 325°F to 350°F—turning once, or until outside is browned and crisp and meat is cooked through (when juices from the meat run clear).
  • Cool to room temperature on a rack and pack to go.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 355,
  • Protein
  • 53 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg.