I have a confession.. I love a certain little restaurant with the golden arches, I cannot lie. I know, it’s not healthy. And I know, where the food comes may be questionable..but I don’t care, I love it! When the girls and I are wanting something quick, it is usually our go-to.
So I just knew that for this weeks Grab and Go, I had to stay true to who I am and make something a little unhealthy 😉 It is so yummy, very inexpensive and super easy!
To get started you will need to have your eggs and flour ready. I like to put mashed potato flakes in with my flour. It adds such a crunch to the skin! Also, if you are looking for a little spice, I am addicted to adding “Smack Yo’ Mama” spice to the flour mix. It gives the chicken a slight heat and flavor that really kicks it up a notch! OK, so, once those are set up, heat about an inch of vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium heat. While that is heating, get your chicken seasoned. I use a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Now for the fun part, the frying! You will get messy so have some papertowels handy! It can also get dangerous, I just got splashed with 350 degrees worth of hot oil on my neck this afternoon, so proceed with caution! I dip the tenderloin in the egg, flour, egg again, flour again, oil!
Each side with take about 4 minutes, but the best way to tell if its done is the color. I mean, I dream about the most perfectly colored fried foods so maybe you have no idea what I am talking about but it’s a gorgeous golden brown color..maybe your mouth will start watering, too..I don’t know anything about that 😉
Lay the chicken on some papertowels to soak up the excess oil and cool. Once they are cool, put them in a wrap and add whatever toppings you desire. I was keeping true to the one I love the most so mine includes ranch, shredded cheese and lots of lettuce! Wrap it up in some plastic wrap and you are good to go!
Have you tried any of these recipes so far this week? I would love to hear back from you!
1 lb chicken tenderloins
1 cup flour
1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
Salt, pepper, Smack Yo Mama seasoning, as needed