Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wait for it... Pickle Marinated Chicken Tenders.


Ever look at a jar of pickle juice and think, what a waste.
Oh thats just me, I LOVE pickles.
I had always heard this urban legend that Chick-fil-A marinated their chicken tenders in pickle juice. So I thought if it is true and then it is good enough to try.

What you will need:
- Chicken Breast cut into tender strips.
- Pickle juice {my favs are below}
- Panko bread crumbs {I love Ian's whole wheat}
- Onion powder 1/2tsp
- Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
- Paprika 1/2tsp
- Salt and pepper 1 tsp of each
- 2 eggs

- Marinate your chicken in the pickle juice for at least an hour, but the longer the better.
- Beat eggs dump bread crumbs on a plate and mix in seasonings. Then pat dry the chicken on a paper towel and proceed to bread the chicken. Egg then crumbs.
- Fry up in some oil olive {just be careful the sugar in the pickle juice can burn}

Plate and serve. I made plain boxed corn bread, but I will be making this recipe next time {thanks Julie!}

Thats hot sauce, cause I love it just as much as I love pickles.
They were very good and just the hint of pickle to them.
Enjoy!
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6 comments:

Dad said...

I'm a thinking I'm a loving the sounds of this. Also the best to make cole slaw that old pickle juice is ya know

Hanna said...

What - really!?!? Okay - gonna have to give it a try and see !! And I put hot sauce on everything, too. Love it on popcorn!

Brandie said...

Hmmm.... I Love Dill Pickles.... do you think that juice would work and be yummy too?

Holly said...

The legend is true about Chick-fil-A! I worked there for 5 years. The chicken strips are marinated in pickle juice! Gives them that distinct flavor. Yours sound yummy too!

Brooke said...

Ok, I worked at Chick-fil-A too and we never marinated our chicken in pickle juice. It must be a regional thing (I worked in VA)?? But it does sound yummy.


The franchise I worked at developed the Chick-fil-A sauce and served it for years before selling it corporate. Obviously our priorities were out of wack.... we should have been marinating our strips in pickle juice! Although if you haven't tried Chick-fil-A sauce you should because it is the bomb-diggity.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my i love pickles and chicken! must try this!!