Chicken Fingers with Red Eye Ketchup

Kids will love this dinner, which includes all their favorites--chicken fingers, fries and ketchup.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
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    1 1/2 - 2   pounds 
    chicken tenders
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    1   cup 
    buttermilk
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon 
    bottled hot pepper sauce
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    recipe Red Eye Ketchup (see recipe below)
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    2   tablespoons 
    peanut oil or cooking oil
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh cilantro
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    chipotle chili powder
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    1/2 32  ounce package 
    frozen french-fried crinkle-cut potatoes
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    1 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   cup 
    finely chopped peanuts*
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    1/4  cup 
    snipped fresh cilantro
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    3/4  teaspoon 
    freshly ground black pepper
Red Eye Ketchup
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    1   cup 
    ketchup
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    2   teaspoons 
    instant coffee crystals
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    chipotle chili powder


Directions
1.
Place chicken in a large self-sealing plastic bag set in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk, salt, and hot pepper sauce. Pour over chicken in bag. Close bag. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Prepare Red Eye Ketchup; cover and chill until serving time.
2.
In a large mixing bowl combine the 2 tablespoons peanut oil, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and chipotle chili powder. Add french fries and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake according to package directions.
3.
Meanwhile, in a shallow dish combine flour, chopped peanuts, the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, and black pepper. Remove chicken pieces from buttermilk mixture; shaking off excess. Coat chicken with flour mixture a few pieces at a time.
4.
In a deep 12-inch cast iron skillet or extra-large deep skillet heat the remaining 2 cups peanut oil over medium heat until a bread cube dropped into the oil browns quickly. Using tongs, carefully add 4 coated chicken tenders to skillet. (Once the chicken has been added, maintain oil temperature at 325 degree F.) Fry chicken in hot oil about 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degree F) and coating is golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to baking sheet along with fries.
5.
Reduce oven to 300 degree F and keep chicken and fries in warm oven while frying remaining chicken. Serve chicken fingers and fries with Red Eye Ketchup. Makes 6 servings.
Red Eye Ketchup
1.
In a small saucepan combine ketchup, instant coffee crystals, and chipotle chili powder. Cook and stir over medium heat until coffee crystals are dissolved. Cover and chill until serving time.

Tip
  • *Chopping Nuts: Make quick, precise work of chopping the peanuts by pulsing them briefly in a food processor or chopping in a mini chopper.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 822, Fat, total (g) 49, chol. (mg) 67, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 60, Monosaturated fat (g) 23, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 15, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 8, pro. (g) 40, vit. A (IU) 826, vit. C (mg) 17, sodium (mg) 1101, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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