Insanely Cozy & Simple Fried Chicken Dinner Bowl is such a comforting meal, perfect for a cold almost winter day.
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First things First
The main stars in this dish or bowl, shall we say are the crispy chicken tenders and of course, the mashed potatoes.
I suggest preparing them any way you like, as this is supposed to be a comforting dish for you to indulge in. Should you elect to make the mashed potatoes my way, click on the link on the ingredients list for a link directly to that post.
I am a big fan of making my own fried or oven fried chicken, as it is super simple and using the tenderloins makes it economical as well.
I usually make my own gravy from scratch, but this time I took a short cut and purchased a mix and doctored it up. I tend to make gravy with bacon fat and sausage with the remaining bits in the pan. This time I didn’t have that option, so I went with a tasty mix that was suggested to me by a friend.
- Mashed potatoes for four people
- Fried Chicken Tenders
- Warm, buttery corn niblets or peas
- Store bought or powder prepared Country Gravy
Ingredients for Chicken
- 8 Chicken tenderloins
- 1 Cup COLD Buttermilk
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 tsp. Paprika
- 1 tsp. Killer Hogs AP Rub
- Pinch Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Cup Grape Seed Oil
Directions for Chicken
Soak chicken in buttermilk for 1-2 hours in the fridge.
Put cup of oil in a heavy pan that is deep enough for frying. Set this to medium heat.
In a shallow bowl, whisk 2 eggs and set aside IN FRIDGE TO KEEP VERY COLD.
Put flour, AP Rub, Paprika and Cayenne Pepper in another bowl and whisk it to make sure the spices are combined with the flour.
Dredge chicken in flour, then dip in egg, following another coating of flour. Place prepared chicken tenders on a plate to get ready to fry them.
Once all tenders are coated, carefully proceed to fry them in the medium heat (almost medium high) in batches of four to not steam them in the oil.
Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes until a deep golden brown. Since they are tenders, they cook through rather quickly.
Set aside and get ready to assemble your bowl.
Put a generous scoop of mashed potatoes in a bowl, followed by a generous helping of corn. Top the corn with two crispy chicken tenders and pour the gravy goodness on!
I like to add extra pepper to my gravy, I like a spicier meal.
Great for Meal Prep!
This is a wonderful meal to do meal prep with! It freezes well and tastes even better when you heat it up the next time around!
Check out these containers I purchased for my husband to pack his lunches in batches for work. Saves money and you can reuse the containers! A dozen runs just under $10!