Feb 14, 2011

Red Velvet Chicken Tenders

     First and foremost, HAPPY Valentine's Day to everyone out there in blogland! Second of all, could you ask for a more perfect Valentine? I'm not gonna lie, SA only got this picture because I was holding up a bit of cream cheese mashed potatoes over his head. Our golden Curry is the epitome of love and I just had to share.

     SA and I don't really go all out for Valentine's day, its not our thing.  Now don't get me wrong, we aren't one of those couples that bemoan all aspects of Valentine's, but nor are we ones that go buck wild for the holiday.  We have a system: one year I plan what we do for Valentine's and the next SA plans it all.  This year was SA's and I woke up to:
                                                                clings on the mirror!
                                                              Flowers and an Itunes gift card!
                                             and the best most quirky from my artistic husbands mind:
Yes friends, that is my sink.  Yes that is cinnamon toothpaste spelling out UR LOVED (with hearts). Yes, I adore my darling creative husband and I'm not gonna lie, through the cinnamon haze, I "might" of teared up a little.  He is the best.
     So that being said, how could I not make him something creative and amazing for dinner tonight.  Emphasis on creative. Thus I give to you:

Red Velvet Cake Fried Chicken Tenders
1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
5 drops of red food coloring
1 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 pound of chicken tenders
Flour for dredging
Canola Oil

Combine all ingredients except chicken tenders, blending until smooth and non lumpy. Heat Frying oil and dredge tenders in flour then dip in red velvet cake batter. Fry six minutes and flip half way.
Serve with cream cheese mashed potatoes.
Now I admit I am a bit embarrassed by this recipe... I mean red velvet cake on a chicken tender? How unhealthy could we get? But I will say, we only had two a piece and no dessert even on Valentines day! (So friends while this recipe might be what is wrong with America, it is all about portion control!)

And SA, just so you know:



theUngourmet said...

The toothpaste love note is sweet and creative indeed! ;) I've never thought to make red velvet chicken tenders. What a fun idea!

Cute doggy!!

Lea Woodard said...

Hahaha! Those look kinda like deep fried Twinkies gone wrong! So was the red velvet batter overtly sweet? And oh my goodness that pic of Curry and the pb! He looks so cute!

Faith said...

They do look like fried twinkies a bit but they were actually very good. I cut down the amount of sugar in the red velvet cake recipe quite a bit so it wasnt sweet really just Two a piece was PLENTY!

Jennifurla said...

what a sweet gesture

Kim said...

Sounds like you go all out for Valentine's Day to me! Love the idea of celebrating the day with such a fun recipe. I'd love to give these a try.

Reeni said...

Your husband is such a sweetie! And so is your dog - so cute! I love your red velvet chicken tenders! So unique and the potatoes sound real yummy too.

Merut said...

Looks like you have two sweet Valentines! My fiance and I always switch off for our anniversary, and I'm trying to convince him to do that for Valentine's day too. Our day was totally sucky, with both of us sick. Oh well. So are these chicken tenders sweet or what? They look good, and I have a feeling they taste good, but I have the imagine of fried cake in my mind and am very confused. I wish I had woken up to red toothpaste messages in my sink. :-(

aggieam01 said...

omg, this is awesome!