Recipe of the Week: White Meat Chicken Planks

The following recipe for White Meat Chicken Planks is from SurvivalBlog reader John M.. He writes:

“Over the years I have developed a recipe that has amazed people who I have served this to, it is a taste (is a wow recipe) and crust very similar to KFC at a fraction of the cost. The cold chicken leftovers are even better. Some people question using 2 cups of Frank’s hot sauce, but it’s not even noticeable in the finished planks.  I prefer to prepare this on an outside grill due to the oil splatter.”

  • 4 to 6 chicken breasts sliced into 1” strips
  • 2 cups Frank’s hot sauce
  • 4 to 6 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 to 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 to 4 eggs
  • 1/ 4 cup salt, pepper, onion powder (to taste)
  • 1 gallon cooking oil or olive oil

I use a 2 to 3 gallon pot, ( the higher the sides the less splatter. )  heat the grill or stove to 400 to 450, it’s a takes time to get this amount of oil to temp needed, I use the drop of water into the oil ( when it sizzling) to know the temp is right. Be careful with the splatter to minimize a false fire.

Use a large bowl to hold the flour, mix in salt, pepper, and onion powder, this help the crust to provide flavor. Use a second large bowl, to create your batter coating, pour in the hot sauce, milk, and eggs, and stir until you see the ingredients are mixed.

Using 4 to 5 planks at a time dip them into the batter, then transfer to the flour bowl and press the chicken into the mix until you have a thick coating, using long tongs transfer to the oil pot and cook them for 8 to 12 minutes, you will have regular or extra crispy delight. I watch the chicken for color change on the crust, when ready remove and place the planks on a rack to allow all the crust to dry. Repeat the process for the rest of the planks.

This is a time intensive recipe but well with effort when you taste the planks.

Warning….make sure you cook enough, because the crowd will back for more. Enjoy

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