The other day I was sick. I rarely get sick, but I had to call in to work and tell them I wasn't coming in. I went back to bed. I thought I might get up around noon and maybe work from home, but I ended up waking up at 4:30pm. I didn't feel like going to the caf, or ordering out (and certainly not going out), so I made a bit of soup. I tried going back to bed, but since I slept so long, I wasn't ready for bed. And I was getting hungry as the soup didn't hold me over.
Having not shopped for a very long time, my stores were pretty empty, and I didn't want what I did have. In the freezer, I had a chicken breast, and then it hit me.
WK's LATE NIGHT WING BITES:
- Chicken breast, cubed
- Roasted Garlic Seasoning
- Cajun Seasoning
- Cayenne pepper
- Frank's hot sauce
- Sriracha sauce
- Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. I didn't measure the amounts, just eye it to be enough to coat the chicken.
- Heat skillet to hot, add oil to coat bottom.
- Add chicken, turning every few minutes to ensure chicken is cooked on all sides (maybe 10 minutes)
- Mix last four ingredients together (melt butter) to make hot wing sauce.
- Mix chicken and sauce together. Serve and enjoy.
My original idea was a hot wing popcorn chicken, but short of deep frying, these just became fried nuggets of goodness. What really worked was the sauce. The chicken was tender, but I really wish the skin was more crispy. I was worried that if I cooked it longer the meat itself would get tough, so I compromised.
These were a tasty little treat that left me wanting more. And I don't want to start claiming miracle medicine, but the next day I was back to feeling like my fine self. I really do think eating spicy when sick is a good idea (clears out the sinuses, the stomach etc). But this would be good just as a snack or appetizer at a small gathering.
Next time, I'm going to try the popcorn chicken concept because I really do think that these need to be crispier. But how can you not enjoy bite size boneless wings?