I just need to start this post with:
THE BLACKHAWKS ARE THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPS!!
Did you guys watch that game?! It was CRAZY!! And it also lines up perfectly with this post 🙂
In college, I discovered that I love wings. I had no idea! They are now my favorite bar food- hands down. The thing is- bad wings are such a bummer. You know when they come out and they have no meat on them? Or when you eat too many that were clearly deep fried and then you feel terrible?
Well, here’s your solution. Homemade Boneless Buffalo Strips.
The sauce is not homemade- I cheated on that, but I think that’s exactly why you will reach for this recipe time and time again. They are so easy and indulgent and perfect for a game night.
Here’s how you make them!
2 large chicken breasts
a few tbsp of water
about 2 cups of flour
salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp thyme
Ranch (for dipping)
Cut the chicken into strips.
Set up your dredging station. It goes from right to left in this picture- I’m not sure why we did that!
Anyway, you need (1) a bowl of flour, (2) a bowl of egg wash, (3) a pan of flour and spices, and (4) a plate for the dredged chicken.
The egg wash is just one egg and a few tablespoons of water whisked together. The flour and spices mixture is about a cup of flour, along with salt and pepper, chili powder, cumin and thyme. I put it in a pan so that the flour doesn’t spill all over the counter.
Dredge the chicken in that order (flour, egg, flour) and they should look like this!
Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. They should sizzle when they hit the pan.
Cook for a few minutes on each side. Lightly brown the outsides, and of course, make sure they are cooked through.
If you don’t want to crowd the pan, cook them in batches.
Transfer them to a bowl.
You can use any buffalo sauce, or take it a step further and make your own. I think this sauce by Guy Fieri is particularly delicious.
I love these Glass Bowls with Lids because you can just snap the lid on and shake the bowl to make sure all of the chicken strips get evenly coated!
Don’t forget your greens! Make this with the Kale Caesar Salad I posted last week. Mmm.
Dip in ranch, and you are good to go. You’re welcome.