Crunchy Chicken Tenders

No matter how old we get, chicken nuggets or chicken tenders will always be comfort food. I don’t know if it’s the ease with which you can vociferously consume these morsels with no concern for bones, or the fact that it’s easy finger food; either way, there’s nothing quite like a freshly fried, perfectly moist and tender yet crunchy piece of chicken. This recipe is based off the typical “dip in egg then flour then fry” method, but added some spices and sesame seeds to bring some crunch and more hearty flavor.

– 2 chicken breasts, sliced into whatever size pieces you want
– 1/2 cup flour
– 1/4 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp chili/cayenne powder if you are brave
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 1 Tbl sesame seeds
– 1 egg + 2 Tbls water
– Vegetable oil for frying
Heat the oil on the stove to medium-high. Mix together the dry ingredients, and beat together the egg and water in a separate bowl. Dip the chicken first in the egg wash, then coat with the flour mixture. When the oil is hot, fry until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain.
Serve with steamed asparagus and rice, and your favorite dipping sauce.

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