I love Chick-Fil-A. They have many gluten free options. Unfortunately, none of their fried chicken is currently gluten free. Therefore, we have to resort to more labor-intensive means to meet our craving for Chick-Fil-A fried chicken.
This is based on a copycat recipe I used while overseas. I wrote it on a notecard and now have no idea what the source was. I was wondering if I could adapt it to meet dietary restrictions. The answer is yes!
1 Ener-G egg
1 cup non-dairy milk
1.5 to 2 pounds chicken tenders (skinless, boneless)
1 c. Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour
2 1/2 tsp to 1 T. salt
2 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
oil for frying
Make Ener-G egg. Combine with milk. Soak raw chicken in egg/milk mixture for at least an hour. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and pepper. After chicken has soaked, coat it with the flour mixture and press the mixture on. Let air dry a few minutes, and then quickly dip the chicken in the milk mixture (one piece at a time) and quickly remove and coat in flour a second time. Do this until you run out of flour. It’s ok if they don’t all get coated twice- it just adds extra flavor and crunch :-).
Heat oil in a frying pan (about 1/2 inch deep). When it seems hot, drop in one drop of water and stand back. If it pops, then the oil is hot enough. Put chicken in the hot oil and allow to cook on one side for about 7-8 minutes or until the outer sides of the top side are starting to look white. Carefully turn the pieces over and allow to cook for another 5-7 minutes. When you think it is done, take out the thickest piece of meat and cut into it to make sure it is done (no pink, it looks like it would be easy to shred, etc.) Remove each piece of chicken and allow oil to run off it into the pan. Place on a plate, oily side up so it won’t get soggy on the plate. After removing all of the cooked chicken, cook your second round of chicken until all the chicken is cooked.
To serve, I made Pamela’s Bread Mix bread and added pickles to my sandwich to make it authentic. My husband added a tomato to his to make it more colorful. Unfortunately we didn’t have any lettuce around, so we put asparagus on the plate to make it colorful.