Friday, December 30, 2016

Asian Sauce for Fried Wings or Chicken Tenderloins

This sauce is perfect for fried chicken wings and chicken tenderloins/strips.  A nice alternative to buffalo chicken wing sauce.

Ingredients for Fried Tenderloins

8 chicken tenderloins
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/8 cup coconut oil

Add salt and pepper to the flour.  Have three bowls ready with flour mixture, beaten egg, and bread crumbs.  Heat coconut oil in fry pan over medium heat.  Bread the chicken by coating in flour, then dipping in egg, then the breadcrumbs.

Brown on both sides, then finish cooking in a 350 degree fahrenheit oven for ten minutes.

Ingredients for Asian Sauce

1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. Siracha or other hot sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.  When the chicken is done toss the chicken pieces in the sauce to coat.  Or place in a small decorative bowl for dipping.

This is a sweet, spicy sauce that can be used in many ways.  Perfect for the New Years Eve chicken platters.

God bless,

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Good Reads: The Whole Town's Talking

The Whole Town's TalkingThe Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Whole Town's Talking is about a small Missouri town from it's settlement in the 19th century to it's demise. Told through the stories of it's inhabitants, it a feel good, sometimes poignant story of everyday lives and their sometimes greatness.

I thoroughly love Fannie Flagg books, but this one lacked some of the easy flow of her earlier books. However, it's a good read with a great deal of warmth. Perfect for a winters day.