A pickled chicken? You mean drunk?
No fear of this chicken. It is not drunk nor soaked in alcohol. It is soaked in...pickle juice.
Yes you read that right. Pickle juice soaked chicken. I know it sounds crazy but it makes the best, most tender, moist chicken ever.
You've heard of brine, right? A solution of water, salt and spices. Well, this is similar. Except you soak the chicken in dill pickle juice.
And I might have to be drunk to order these "denim panties", have you seen these?? Seriously, they are selling them online, starting at $370 a pair.
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY DOLLARS A PAIR Have they lost their ever loving minds?
Eww, just go commando, it will feel the same. I just can't.
I saw these advertised on Facebook and the link came from an Instagram account.
I apologize I digress.
Back to the chicken...
Now, the chicken recipe inspiration came from someone else. She marinates her chicken in the pickle juice along with several other ingredients. I used the pickle juice only.
I have made this a few times now and we love it each time. The first two times I did dredge it in flour and fry it, the last time I just marinated and grilled only. Still came out extremely tender and juicy.
chicken breast tenders (I have also used boneless skinless breast that I thin sliced)
pepper, and paprika, a 1/2-1 tsp of each depending on your taste. (I did not use salt because the pickles of course have salt)
pickle juice (after you eat your pickles, save the jar and juice in the fridge)
just enough oil to pan fry to cut fat and calories of if you don't care, deep fry those bad boys)
Take the tenders and dredge them in the flour with the spices AFTER it has soaked 6-24 hours in the juice. I pour the juice into a zip top bag, gallon size, and let it get all happy. I normally do this first thing in the morning, pop it in the fridge and by 5:30 pm it is ready to go. You can also do it the night before if you work and don't have the time in the mornings. It will be fine.
Use a non skillet pan and add just enough oil to pan fry the tenders, maybe 1-2 TBSP at the most.
Brown one side, flip and brown the other side.
This should take no more than 15 minutes from start to finish.
When I grilled them I soaked the chicken, heated up the grill, placed the chicken on the grill and after 8 minutes flipped them. Done!