With NFL football pre-season in full swing and regular games bringing up the rear it’s time for finger foods, screaming, cheering, trash talking and Sunday nights filled with football family fun! #steelersnation here! How about you?
Today after searching Pinterest, a recipe jumped off my iPhone screen! Chicken Fire Poppers! As in past Pinterest Missions this recipe was found on Dinner then Dessert. (It’s safe to say this is a blog I should be following lol)
Note: This post will explain how this meal was prepared however at the end an honest opinion will be given. Please be sure to read to the end! 🙂
What You Will Need:
1 lb chicken tenders
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 brown sugar
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tsp oregano
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
1 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Rinse and clean chicken tenders. Remove tendon if still in tenders. Cut into thick cubes for the finger food affect.
3. Beat eggs in a bowl. Add onion salt, garlic powder and oregano to the bowl. Mix well.
4. Add Panko Bread Crumbs to another bowl.
5. Set all items to the side.
6. Mix ALL sugars, honey and hot sauce in a bowl. Be sure to stir enough to dissolve the sugar granules.
7. Set to side.
8. Put canola oil in a skillet. Heat oil on medium.
9. Dip chicken pieces into egg, next into Panko Bread Crumbs, and finally drop into canola oil. Allow chicken to cook until crunchy and golden brown. This may take about 1-3 minutes depending on actual temperature of oil. If the chicken is not done inside don’t worry the oven will do the rest.
10. Remove chicken from oil and drain on paper towel.
11. Put drained chicken in an oven safe pan.
12. Pour sauce over cooked chicken. Carefully, to ensure breading is not pulled off of chicken, stir to cover chicken with sauce.
13. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
If you love “sweet” this is the recipe for you! You will be head over heels! If however, you prefer spicy over sweet I would recommend halving the 2 sugars in this recipe. I personally dipped the chicken into extra hot sauce to minimize the sweetness.
Nonetheless this was a quick, easy and tasty recipe!
Ingredients not used from original recipe: n/a
Substitutions: onion salt for onion powder
Added to recipe: oregano, extra hot sauce