Fried Chicken Bites

Fried Chicken Bites

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  • tsp ground red pepper

  • tsp ground chipotle chile pepper

  • tsp garlic powder

  • tsp dried crushed red pepper

  • tsp black pepper

  • ¾

    tsp salt

  • ½

    tsp paprika

  • 2

    lbs skinned and boned chicken breasts

  • 2

    cups buttermilk

  • 3

    bread slices, toasted

  • 1

    cup AP flour

  • Peanut oil


Combine first 7 ingredients in small bowl; reserve half of spice mixture. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken a medium bowl and toss with remaining spice mixture til coated. Stir in buttermilk; cover and chill 24 hours. Tear bread into pieces and place in food processor with reserved spice mixture. Process til mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in flour. Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture. Pour oil to depth of 2 inched in Dutch oven; heat to 350. Fry chicken in batches, 6 to 7 minutes on each side or til golden brown. Drain on wire rack over paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste.


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