Saturday, July 07, 2012

CCC: Pretzel Ranch Chicken

**July is Fried Chicken month!**


A big change has happened for the Crazy Cooking Challenge! Now participants can find their recipe ANYWHERE. Famous or not famous. Or create your own. I am still going to try and find mine on blogs though. That's how I roll :P I like to share other blogs.

When I was looking around, I was trying to find something other than just plain fried chicken. I'm not the biggest fan of fried chicken in the first place, so I wanted something that wasn't traditional fried chicken. I got this recipe from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks, a blogger I follow and adore. Heather blogs about food and books - two of my favorite things. Last reveal day, Heather posted these chicken tenders on her blog. I was really intrigued by the idea of using pretzels for the crumb base and I really loved the bite of the ranch. I actually dipped mine in buffalo sauce, which was great with it. I know lots of people dip buffalo chicken in ranch dressing.

Also I wanted to point out how ugly mine turned out. I was talking to my friends about how hard it is to sell ugly delicious food. Like "Oh there is this recipe I love, check it out!" and then it doesn't look good. I assure you, these are super delicious. My husband tried one (cold) and loved it and he hates ranch anything, if that gives you any idea of how good they are. Food is not one of those things that you can "judge by its cover" so to speak.
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What you need:
  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix {or homemade}
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing

Place pretzels, ranch seasoning mix, pepper, and paprika in a food processer and run it until you have pretty crumbs. Then place in a shallow dish or plate.

Mix together egg and dressing in a shallow bowl.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Dredge chicken through egg mixture and then pretzel crumbs.

Fry on each side for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Recipe from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

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Lisa~~ said...

It is so difficult making some foods look delicious in pictures even when the flavors are beyond wonderful. Your chicken sure sounds wonderful.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat "KFC" Original Recipe Fried Chicken

Cook Lisa Cook

Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I like the Ranch-pretzel combo! Looks tasty :)

Lesa said...

Ugly doesn't bother me a bit! I think it sounds delicious. Great choice, Sarah!


Tracy said...

Pretzels are an interesting coating choice. I never would have thought of that.

Anonymous said...

My hubby loves ranch so I will def. have to try this one out!

I'd love it if you check out my Skinny "Fried" Chicken #30

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi said...

I would have never thought to use pretzels for chicken breading. This looks great.

DCG said...

I don't think they look ugly at all! And I love the coating you used. Sounds delicious.


Unknown said...

Gotta try this. Pinning!

Melissa said...

What a fantastic coating! Great SRC pick!

I'm CCC #10 :)

Patty Albertson said...

This combination sounds wonderful. I love the thought of ranch with the crunch of pretzels. Must try! Patty CCC #16.

Hezzi-D said...

I'm so glad you liked this! I love the flavors and the crunch in it.