My Dad's Famous Captain Crunch Fried Chicken is a delicious recreation of Planet Hollywood's Captain Crunch Chicken Tenders!This recipe is the MOST REQUESTED amongst my friends and family whenever my Dad is in the kitchen!
2poundsboneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 12 strips
6cupscaptain crunch cereal, put in a food processor and grind to a fine crumb mixture
3cupscanola oil, or vegetable oil
Place the milk, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
Add chicken strips to the milk and soak for 15-30 minutes.
Place the eggs in another large bowl and whisk in the seasoned salt and seasoned pepper.
Place the flour in a shallow bowl or on a piece of wax or parchment paper, and season with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper
Place the ground cereal in another shallow bowl, or on a piece of wax or parchment paper.
Heat the oil in a large skillet on the stove, or an electric 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.
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 4-5 minutes per side in the skillet.
Once the chicken is golden brown, use two forks to remove the chicken from the oil and place the strips onto a paper towel lined platter to soak up some of the oil.
Continue on until all of the chicken is cooked.
Salt and pepper: If you do not have seasoned salt or pepper, regular salt and pepper can be used in the eggs.
Amount of oil: The amount of oil can vary depending on the size of skillet you're using. You want about an inch of oil in the bottom of the skillet. The oil should be about half way up on the chicken when it is in skillet.
Serving size: this recipe makes 12 good-sized chicken tenders. I always plan for 2-3 tenders per person.
Baked chicken method: to bake this chicken, bread the chicken according to the instructions above. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the breaded chicken strips on an oiled wire rack on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.