Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IT Guy and I went out to dinner the other night. I ordered these. Well...not THESE but I ordered something LIKE these. As I was eating them...and they WERE tasty...I kept thinking how I could make them at home and how much better they would be. I was so right tonight. IT Guy ordered something completely different so he had zero frame of reference when he ate these...but he took my word for it that mine were better. Really...you've GOT to try them. If you want to cut out the frying chicken part, then you can get some store bought chicken strips...and use those. But...there's something to be said for FRESH fried chicken! So, so, so, SOOOOOOO good!!!!

Crispy Chicken Honey 
Chipotle Tacos

2 pounds chicken strips
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour 
2 teaspoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Heat 2 cups of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs with milk.

In a large zip-top bag, combine the flour and seasonings.

Working in batches, place chicken strips in the egg mixture and coat strips.

Place 5 or 6 coated strips in the flour mixture and shake until chicken is coated with the flour.

Fry chicken until done.....5 minutes or so on each side. Drain on a paper towel lined cookie sheet and keep warm in a 300 degree oven.

Repeat with the rest of the chicken. Slice cooked chicken into 1 inch pieces.

Honey Chipotle Sauce

1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
pinch ground pepper, to taste

Combine everything in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Set aside. Warm just before serving.

1 pound applewood smoked bacon ~ diced and cooked crisp
Lettuce ~ chopped
Tomato ~ diced
Shredded cheese
1/2 red onion ~ diced
Four tortillas ~ warmed

On a warmed tortilla, layer all the ingredients ending with the honey chipotle sauce.

Okay....here's the line-up.

Combine the eggs and the milk 
and then add the chicken strips.

Mix the flour with the seasoning 
and coat the chicken.

Fry 'em up, baby!

Dice the bacon....

...and cook til crisp.

Throw the sauce ingredients 
into a food processor.

Whizz it until it's smoooooth.

Slice the chicken into 1 inch pieces.

Gather all the other fixin's. 
Lettuce, tomato, cheese....get it all!!

Enjoy the wonderfulness!