Alert! You're Breading Chicken Totally Wrong
How many times have you thrown your hands up in the kitchen and wondered, is there a faster way to do this? I've spent many an hour pleading at the culinary altars to will a quicker way of rolling dough, chiffonading kale, and, of course, cleaning the dishes into existence. Lamentably, you're out of luck in these three cases. But if you're hoping for a swifter way to bread chicken, you'd be in luck.
As Delish pointed out in a recent article, you'll need a big resealable plastic bag, eggs, and breadcrumbs to get the job done. Yes, you read that right: No flour necessary here, folks. You also won't need to dirty extra dishes for dredge stations.
After you've prepped your chicken into the desired size (tenders, cubes, etc.), pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Then? "Toss them into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Beat about two eggs per pound of chicken, pouring that on top," explains author Candace Braun Davison. Close your bag and shake the chicken around until it's evenly coated.
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For the last step, pour in your breadcrumbs and any additional herbs or seasonings you'd like to add to the mix, seal the bag, and repeat the shaking method. Bonus: "If you use some tongs to take the chicken out of the bag, you can fry them up in a skillet or bake them in the oven without getting any gooey breading on your fingers," notes Braun Davison.
Steak dinner, we love you and all, but we think chicken is what's for dinner tonight.