Fried chicken fingers with "honey" Dijon dipping sauce and hush-puppy spicy steamed cabbage salad

Fried chicken fingers with creamy "honey" Dijon dipping sauce and hush-puppy spicy steamed cabbage salad - the creamy honey Dijon is darned good as a salad dressing in its own right!

Fried chicken fingers with creamy "honey" Dijon dipping sauce and hush-puppy spicy steamed cabbage salad - the creamy honey Dijon is darned good as a salad dressing in its own right!

I'd like to introduce my favourite meal in the world, these last few weeks.  I'll admit that this one looked a bit complicated once I wrote it all up, but I promise that after the first time making it (aka the practice round) it comes together quick.  And I promise that it is good enough that you'll want to make it a second time (and a third, fourth, fifth...)

All told, I'd say prep and cooking takes me fifteen minutes on this one - so if you got home at 5:45 pm you could have this one the table by 6:00. Nice, right?

Fried chicken fingers with "honey" Dijon dipping sauce and hush-puppy spicy steamed cabbage salad

You need, for each serving:

  • Cast iron skillet and 2-4 T coconut oil
  • 4-5 oz chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c coconut flour (try Costco or Bulk Barn)
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1-2 cups thinly sliced green or Savoy cabbage
  • 1-2 cups mixed salad greens and/or baby spinach
  • 1-2 t rooster chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 3 T full fat coconut milk
  • 1 t stevia powder or 1/2 t liquid extract, or 1 honey date

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in cast iron skillet on high
  2. Get three bowls and a plate
  3. Put cabbage in one bowl and cover with plate; microwave on high for 6 minutes or until soft
  4. Crack egg into another bowl and whisk with fork.
  5. Put coconut flour and a big pinch of salt and pepper in third bowl.
  6. Cut chicken into nuggets or strips. Dredge in egg, then coconut flour.
  7. Once oil in skillet starts to smoke, add chicken strips. Mix any remaining flour and egg together and form a patty, add this to skillet. Flip once golden brown, only a few minutes. I like to fry the chicken skin, if any, too.
  8. Meanwhile, combine mustard, coconut milk, and stevia in small ramekin; if using honey date, combine in food processor. Mix cabbage with salad greens and 1 t chili garlic sauce, and a big pinch of sea salt.
  9. Place nuggets and ramekin on plate. Put hush puppy/patty on salad. Pour remaining oil/crisped seasoning in skillet onto salad - this will wilt the greens. Mix together, crumbling the patty.
  10. Dip the nuggets and eat them, and then pour the rest of the dipping sauce on the salad and eat that.
Fried chicken fingers with honey Dijon dipping sauce

Fried chicken fingers with honey Dijon dipping sauce