I'm a big fan of the fried chicken strip as 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, 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 GF beer (I used Redbridge - see below for why I like it)
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.
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.
Also, if you're feeling really adventurous, WoodChuck makes a nice hard cider that works pretty well for this too.
Dig in, and wait for your family to be impressed as hell that they're eating something that's gluten free.