Reaper Chicken Bites with "Reaper" Ranch Dipping Sauce

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Reaper Chicken Bites with "Reaper" Ranch Dipping Sauce

Forget traditional chicken nuggets. This "fricassee" style preparation, which coats chicken pieces in flour, egg, garlic and a combination of Fat Cat Hiss-y Fit Carolina Reaper Sauce and Fat Cat Siamese Sriracha Chili-Garlic Sauce, bursts with flavor and heat and keeps the chicken super juicy. The accompanying dipping sauce provides a spicy counterpoint, both cooling and spicy at the same time. This makes a great appetizer, or serve over rice for a full meal. Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to accommodate your party size.

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

1 chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Fat Cat Hiss-y Fit Carolina Reaper Sauce (double or triple amount of sauce to increase spice level)
3 tsp Fat Cat Siamese Sriracha Chili-Garlic Sauce
1/4 cup self-rising flour
salt and pepper
2 tbsp frying oil (vegetable, peanut or canola oil)

For the "Reaper" Ranch Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing (or mix your own if preferred)
1 tsp Fat Cat Hiss-y Fit Carolina Reaper Sauce (double or triple amount of sauce to increase spice level)

 

Instructions:

Cut chicken breast into 1-2 inch pieces, making about 8-12 nuggets in all. They don't need to be perfect or identical, and you can cut them smaller too if preferred, just lessen the cooking time so you don't overcook the chicken.

Dust the chicken with salt and pepper and then place in a zip bag with the self-rising flour and shake well until the chicken is well coated. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the garlic, Fat Cat Hiss-y Fit Carolina Reaper Sauce and Fat Cat Siamese Sriracha Chili-Garlic Sauce until well combined. Taste for spice level and adjust accordingly -- the final product will be about 1/3 as spicy as what you're tasting.

Once you reach a heat level, beat in the egg until well mixed and the mixture is smooth and no bits of egg can be seen.

Place coated chicken in the bowl and toss well so that the chicken gets covered well by the egg and hot sauce mixture on all sides. Leave for 15 minutes to marinate.

Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat and saute the chicken until well- browned on one side, then flip and repeat. It should take about 2 minutes per side to cook through, though feel free to test a piece to make sure.

Note: Chicken will not have a crunch coating.

Also, if you have a smaller fry pan, please do this in batches so as not to crowd the pan. This can cause the coating to fall off during the cooking process.

As the chicken cooks, mix together the "Reaper" Ranch ingredients, adjusting the heat level to your liking.

Plate the chicken with the "Reaper" Ranch on the side for dipping.