When we find a food blog that we know our readers will love, we just have to share it. Realfoodbydad.com is devoted to the creation of easy-to-make, everyday meals, snacks and desserts that are perfect for busy families. Blogger Matt Robinson also shares his adventures of being a husband, dad and coach. This Fried Chicken and Bacon Poutine recipe recently caught our eye and knew we had to share it with our fans. Poutine is reaching epic popularity lately, and for good reason. Poutine is a classic Canadian dish made up of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. It’s the ultimate comfort food! And when you add fried chicken and bacon, it reaches epic levels of deliciousness. Don’t be daunted by the long ingredient list, the results are definitely worth the time. Be sure to follow Matt on Facebook and Instagram for more recipe inspiration.
Fried Chicken and Bacon Poutine
For the fried chicken:
2 lbs. boneless chicken, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup buttermilk
For the gravy:
2 tablespoons from deep fry oil
2 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons of the leftover flour seasoned for chicken preparation
To make fried chicken: Heat canola oil to 350 F. Line a bake sheet with paper towel;set aside.
Line a second bake sheet with a wire rack. Pour buttermilk into a bowl; set aside. In a second large bowl, combine and whisk together flour, black pepper, salt, baking powder, paprika and cayenne pepper.
Add chicken pieces to flour mixture and toss to coat. Transfer dusted chicken pieces to wire rack in one even layer. Working in batches. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk and lower into hot oil, being careful not to over crowd the pan. Fry the chicken, turning the pieces occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from oil and transfer to paper towel-lined bake sheet.