I'm a big fan of the fried chicken strip as summer finger food, but when you're eating gluten free, it sort of puts a damper on your fried chicken consumption. However, by blending GF flour and a GF beer (thanks to my friend Paula for pointing me in that direction), I've managed to come up with the most amazing beer-battered fried chicken ever.
GF Beer Battered Fried Chicken
2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into tenders, nuggets, or whatevers
2 1/2 Cups gluten free multi-purpose flour (I used King Arthur brand)
2 Tbs your favorite seasoning mix
1/2 tsp salt
1 bottle Redbridge GF beer
Canola oil for frying
Put the baking mix in a bowl, and whisk in the salt and the seasoning mix. My personal preference is Penzey's Bicentennial Rub, because (a) it's amazing and peppery and (b) I *always* have it on hand. Once your dry stuff is mixed together, slowly pour the beer into the flour mix.
Redbridge, which I really like. It's made by the Anheuser-Busch folks, and I can pick it up at Kroger so there are no special shopping runs involved. It's made from sorghum, and even though I generally don't like the taste of beer, this actually has a pretty good flavor and no aftertaste.
Dig in, and wait for your family to be impressed as hell that they're eating something that's gluten free.