CJ’s Beer and Pickled Battered Chicken Bites

CJ’s Beer and Pickled Battered Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast cubes
  • 2 cups Flour
  • Italian Parsley (garnish)
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Beer
  • 1/4 cup Pickle juice
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Blackstone Whiskey Burger Seasoning
  • 1-2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1- 2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil 48oz
  • Blackstone Essential Blend
  • Blackstone Whiskey Burger
  • Chick-fil-A sauce
  • Aluminum Tin Pan

Directions:

  1. Place your large shallow aluminum tin pan on the griddle top to one zone. Turn on your heat to high and add your bottle of vegetable oil. Let that heat up to about 370 degrees. This will take about 10 mins.
  2. You can do this ahead of time but you will want to cube up 3 chicken breasts and have ready. At this point we’re going to create our batter. For this you’ll need two large mixing bowls. One will have 1 cup of Flour to lightly coat your chicken and the other will be to dredge in your batter. In the other large bowl add 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika, 1 tbsp Blackstone Whiskey Burger Seasoning, 1-2 tsp Kosher Salt, 1- 2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper and stir to incorporate. It’s important that you do this before moving on to the next steps. Once fully incorporated add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of beer and 1/4 cup of pickle juice and stir. If you find the batter to be to thick add a little more beer. If it’s to runny or loose add some more flour. In 2-3 batches add your chicken to flour only and coat then dredge in your batter.
  3. At this point your oil should be hot. Using tongs add the chicken bites one at a time to the oil. Be sure not to crowd the oil and make sure the chicken bites are not stacked on each other. They’ll stick together and you won’t have a nice crispy batter on each bite. Be sure to flip your chicken bites occasionally to brown all sides of the chicken. This take about 5 mins on each batch. When the first batch is looking golden brown and done on a cooling rack lay down some paper towels and remove the chicken to drain and cool. Follow the same steps for each batch.
  4. Now your ready to plate and eat. If this is for a game day event or family style presentation I like to place the bites in a large shallow dish, garnish with some chopped up Italian parsley, post dust the bites with some more whiskey burger seasoning and a bowl or Chic-Fil-A sauce (you can purchase the sauce in large bottles at the grocery store) Or use any sauce for dipping that you like and Enjoy!
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