Mustard Battered Chicken

Yarell Deron Thomas
Recipe by
Yarell Deron Thomas

Fried chicken is a summer camp staple, like this recipe from URJ Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. For a more upscale version, try this recipe, made with honey mustard and spices. 

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt (I use garlic salt)
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons mustard (I use honey mustard)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons baking powder
3 chicken breasts
oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together the mustard, water, and 1/3 cup of the flour mixture.
  3. Mix the baking powder into the flour mixture.
  4. Pat dry the chicken breasts and cut into strips.
  5. Use one hand to roll the chicken strip into the batter mixture and use the other hand to roll the battered chicken strip into the flour mixture.
  6. Place the finished strip on a cutting board (or aluminum foil/ parchment paper) and continue with the other strips.
  7. Heat oil to 375 degrees and fry in batches of 4 to 5 strips for 10 to 15 minutes (the internal temperature should be 165 degrees).