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Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters
Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters offer a twist on a traditional chicken fingers dish. The dish offers a delectable outer batter that is as big as Texas and touch on the spicy side. The critters have an inner chicken core that is moist and flavorful. The restaurant-style dish is slightly difficult to reconstruct, primarily due to the large outer batter. Using the Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters recipes allows a home chef to prepare a dish similar to the one found at the steakhouse restaurant, for a fraction of the expense. At Texas Roadhouse, the Chicken Critters are served as a main dish, cut up for a salad topping and can be used as an appetizer. While leftovers may be refrigerated, the batter coating does not heat up well in the microwave and loses some texture reheated in an oven. For best results, the dish should be prepared and served quickly after cooking is finished.
|Customer service phone||800-TEX-ROAD|
|Served as||Main dish|
|Main ingredients||Chicken, flour, buttermilk|
|Similar to||Zaxby's chicken fingers|
Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters Ingredients
- 2 lbs boneless chicken tenderloins
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
- 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 cup club soda
- 2/3 cups cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Frying oil
Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters Recipe
- Rinse chicken breasts, then cut into strips. Opt for kitchen sheers over a knife if available for ease and size consistency.
- Pour buttermilk into a bowl. If buttermilk is not available, combine 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of regular milk and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes before using.
- Soak chicken strips in buttermilk for about 5 minutes.
- Place flour, steak seasoning, cayenne pepper, black pepper and white pepper in a bowl and stir to mix.
- Add club soda and water to the mix and stir until you have a smooth consistency and no lumps of flour remain. Consider using a whisk to help make the blending easier.
- Remove chicken from buttermilk, then dry with a paper towel.
- Heat oil in a Dutch oven or fryer to 350 degrees.
- Drop each chicken strip into the batter, then place on a plate for a few minutes.
- Fry each battered chicken strip for about 3 to 7 minutes. The timing will vary based on the size of the strips and the amount of coating. The strips should be golden brown when ready.
- Remove each strip from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Dust the top of the strips with sea salt.
- Serve chicken critters immediately.
Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters Video
A key to making Texas Roadhouse chicken critters at home is the buttermilk soak. It softens the chicken and keeps it moist during frying. Be sure to purchase fresh chicken rather than frozen for best results. If you are unsure if the chicken critters are done, use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit for safety.
Also See: How to Make Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles, How to Make a Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Killer Ribs, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Margaritas, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Tater Skins, How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken
- http://www.texasroadhouse.com/menu#Chicken Specialties