Sunday, April 13, 2014


serves four

For the fried chicken:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup flour
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons bacon bits

For the bacon gravy:
drippings from the fried chicken skillet
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
½ cup water
3 dashes ground black pepper
3 dashes salt (or salt to taste)

For the slider:
4 pieces of fried chicken breast
bacon gravy
4 potato rolls (or slider, dinner rolls of your choice)

For the fried chicken: Cut the chicken breasts in half widthwise. Add the salt and pepper to each side of the chicken. Put the flour in a shallow bowl or large plate. Then put a piece of the chicken in the flour and generously coat all sides with the flour. Next, repeat with the rest of the pieces of chicken. Set the pieces of chicken on a plate for just a moment.

Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat. Add the canola oil. Then add the real bacon bits and spread them around in the skillet. When the bacon starts to fry, add the chicken to the skillet. Keep an eye on the side of the chicken that’s facing down and when it turns a light golden color, turn the chicken over. Then after the other side of the chicken turns a light golden color, turn the chicken to the other side again.

After that side turns a little bit darker, turn the chicken again. The idea is to not let the chicken cook or brown too fast. If you notice that the drippings in the pan are turning a darker brown color, turn the heat down just a bit. When all sides of the chicken are a light golden brown (about 7 minutes) turn off the heat, remove the chicken from the pan, set each piece on a rack or plate, and set aside.

For the bacon gravy: Over or close to the kitchen sink, very carefully tilt the skillet slightly and pour out just the oil into a mug, empty can, or heat tolerant bowl (when the oil cools, discard it in the trash). Pour out the oil so that just the yummy crunchies and bacon are left in the pan. Heat the skillet with the drippings on low to medium heat. Add the butter and flour, then stir until the mixture thickens up (about 2 minutes). Next add the milk, water, salt, and pepper, and stir. Continue stirring until the gravy is at the desired consistency (about 5 minutes).

For the sliders: Lay the bottom side of each slider roll on the serving plates with the inside of the roll facing up. Ladle some gravy over the roll. Then add a piece of the fried chicken, and ladle more gravy over the fried chicken. Add the top piece of the slider roll. Serve while warm.

bacon recipe source: Nancy, Coupon Clipping Cook, August 23, 2012

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"½ teaspoon ground black pepper" I agree use fresh pepper is very important because ground pepper can be keep only 3 month without lose its flavors properties.