Summer is here and many are flocking to the park to enjoy nature and warm sunshine! Of course, no picnic is ever complete without your favorite food on-the-go.
We asked you, our Ludy's Kitchen community, about your favorite picnic food and fried chicken came out on top! There's really nothing more satisfying on a picnic day like a freshly cooked fried chicken, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Super Crispy Chicken Tenders (Dinner then Dessert)
Dinner then Dessert has a great recipe called Super Crispy Chicken Tenders. This is a great recipe for foodies who love their fried chicken extra crunchy and super flavorful. This treat is a lot similar to that of a popular fried chicken store chain, but since this one is homemade, you could control what exactly goes into your food.
"Super Crispy Chicken Tenders made with a buttermilk marinade that makes them really tender and the crispiest crust with KFC flavored spices."Ingredients:
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- canola oil for frying
Baked Popcorn Chicken Bites (A Simple Palate)
If you're looking for a "fried" chicken recipe that hasn't been cooked in a pot full of oil, then this Baked Popcorn Chicken Bites from A Simple Palate is definitely for you. Coated with crunchy batter and crispy corn flakes, this dish will surely become a picnic favorite in your family.
"I don’t know WHO doesn’t love a good popcorn chicken and honey mustard dip. To me that’s appetizer I flock to."
- 3 cups corn flakes
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Southern Fried Chicken (The Silly Girl's Kitchen)
This Southern Fried Chicken recipe from The Silly Girl's Kitchen is a simple yet lovely dish you can make not just for a picnic, but for any occasion or lack thereof. The garlic powder and onion powder add a subtle but distinct flavor to this fried classic chicken recipe.
"Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. Truly finger licking good! And, me being well… me. I added a little something-something to the mix to make this chicken dinner (or lunch, I don’t judge) over the top!"
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 whole chicken cut up into parts (or 8 pieces of your favorite parts)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 25 cracks black pepper divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- oil for frying
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Keep fried chicken crunchy by packing it inside a paper bag. Avoid packing very hot fried chicken pieces in an airtight container - this would create moisture which would affect the crispiness of the chicken.