With my super busy schedule in the new year, I decided to bring on a couple of guest bloggers to help keep the blog packed with consistent, new, delectable recipes!
My Dad was an obvious choice for a guest blogger, he is the man that taught me how to cook after all and he learned from the best, my Grandma Meme!
We’ve cooked up some feasts together over the last couple of years!
But the one recipe of my Dad’s that I have never been able to re-create at his level is his famous fried chicken! So maybe it’s not considered “famous” by most peoples definitions, but amongst my friends and family, it’s famous!
Everyone gets so excited when I come home, because they know that means a big family dinner with “Poppa Bond’s Famous Fried Chicken”!!
I do feel it should get some level of fame after our beloved OU Sooners added a pic of the chicken to their favorites on Twitter this November!
Now that you know how very famous this chicken is, lets get to making it!
Ingredients (makes 12 strips)
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 4 large chicken breasts (cut into strips)
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp seasoned pepper
- 4 cups flour
- 6 cups captain crunch cereal (put in a food processor and grind to a powder)
- 3 cups canola oil
Begin by placing the milk, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper in a medium bowl. Next, soak the chicken in the milk for 15-30 minutes.
Next, place the eggs in another medium bowl and whisk in the seasoned salt and pepper.
Place the flour in a shallow bowl or on a plate and season with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper, then place the ground cereal in another shallow bowl or plate.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, once the oil is hot begin breading the chicken.
Take the chicken out of the milk one or two strips at a time, roll in the flour until well coated, place in the egg wash and coat the strips well then roll in the cereal.
Next, gently place the chicken strips into the oil.
Be sure to not cook the chicken at too high of heat or it will burn because of the sugar in the cereal. Only flip the chicken once in the skillet or it will get too greasy if it is flipped back and forth. I usually lift up one corner and see how it looks before I flip it.
Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes per side in the skillet.
Once the chicken is golden brown, place the strips onto a platter with a paper towel to soak up some of the oil. I only use about an inch of oil in my skillet. The oil should be about half way up on the chicken when it is in skillet.
Continue on until all of the chicken is cooked.
Thank you so much to my amazing parents for putting so much time and effort into the beautiful pictures and presentation of the dish! I’m so excited to share this and many more of Poppa Bond’s “famous” recipes in the near future!