Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. Review / Elitemama's Chicken Tender Recipe

Maryam Z | 12:19 AM | | |
 

Olde Westport Spice is a 30 year old company that started in a family kitchen when the cook extraordinaire and owner, Olde Bill Petersen began experimenting with recipes and creating spice blends to compliment his love for cooking. It wasn't long before the spices became available in local Kansas City Retail Stores and then through mail order.

The company started in 1983 in Overland Park, Kansas. It all started in their home and later on became a family owned company operated by Kansas Natives Bill and Judy Petersen as well as their daughter, Ann Myers and son, Jeff Petersen, who designed their labels. The company has grown throughout its almost 30 year existence into a successful wholesale and online retail spice, dry soup and seasoning retailer based on it's commitment to quality, reasonable prices and customer service.
To learn more about Olde Westport Spice, click Here.

My Review:
I was given a wonderful opportunity to review the Olde Westport Five Jar Grill Pack Special. I received the Gold Coast Garlic Shake, Smokey Canyon Mesquite Grille Seasoning, Pork Dry Rub Seasoning, Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning and Steak Dry Rub Seasoning.


I wanted to make something different for the family and I figured I'd give chicken tenders a try. Now, I've never made them before, so I tried it my own way.


Ingredients are simple. Nothing complex or overboard, lol. All you need is:
  • Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning
  • 1 to 3 lbs of boneless chicken breasts
  • Flour
  • Bread Crumbs (any brand is fine)
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil

With the chicken, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken into strips. It doesn't really matter how big the strips are.


Once the chicken is cut into strips, add the Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning to the chicken. Let the chicken sit for a few minutes while you get the other ingredients prepared. In 3 separate bowls, pour in the flour, bread crumbs and 3 to 4 eggs (beaten). I like to add a tablespoon of water to the eggs to make them stretch a bit and it also makes dipping easier as well. When all the ingredients are in placed in the bowls, take a couple pieces of chicken at a time and dip them in the flour, the egg and then in the breadcrumbs.


Here is what some of the chicken pieces look like after they have been coated.


When the chicken is all coated, place chicken in either a pan of hot oil or in a deep fryer. To be honest, I don't know the exact temperature because I do not have one of those handy dandy frying thermometers, but there is a little trick I learned on a cooking show that I watched that tells you when the oil is hot enough to fry. All you need to do is take the handle part of a wooden spoon and place it in the bottom of the pan while the oil heats. Don't leave it in there though. Just touch the bottom of the pan and if you start to see bubbles form around the spoon, than you know the oil is hot enough to fry. If you don't see this, than just let the oil sit a bit and than check it again. I have to admit that this trick does help and it works!

Fry the chicken for 5 to 8 minutes, depending on how big the strips are. The thinner they are, the less time it takes for them to cook. You can always cut one in half to see if it's done as well. Whatever works for you.


After the chicken is done frying, take it out of the oil and place them on a plate with paper towels or on a cooling rack. This is a picture of all the chicken strips cooked and ready to eat. Mmmmm!


Here is another picture of this delicious chicken tender fresh out of the fryer. I had just gotten a new camera and I was testing out the food feature and I am quite amazed at how beautiful the food looks. I looks so mouthwatering and tasty. Speaking of tasty, these chicken tenders were amazing! I thought they would have tasted eh because this was my first time making them, but they came out amazing. The Chicken Dry Rub Seasoning really added some flavor to the meat. Not only that, it was the only spice that I used and it made everything quite tasty. This is one recipe I am going to have to make again!

Looking for some amazing spices to flavor up your meals from bland to pizzazz? Check out Olde Westport Spice for the wide selection of spices. They also offer soups and specialty items as well. You can also find Olde Westport Spice on:

Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed. 

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info on Olde Westport Spice. I love trying new spice blends.

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  2. I have never heard of Olde Westport Spice. Thank you so much for the information, I will look for it in my store and try the recipe. The chicken looks yummy

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    1. You are very welcome. They are lovely spices! And yes, this chicken was amazing.

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  3. I have never used this product but it looked like it had a lot of choice in the spices.

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    1. They have a wide selection of spices and they are affordable as well. I love the Garlic Blend Spice the best!

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  4. i love the spices it looks really good i have never used this product either before i will have to check it out denise smith

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  5. i bet the spice adds a nice flavor to the chicken

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    1. Their spices are quite amazing! I have a love for spices and I'd say that this brand is up there with the rest =)

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  6. these look so lip-smacking good. I haven't made any chicken tenders in ages - this is a good recipe to try!

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    1. Why thank you! It is a simple recipe and yes, these chicken tenders were amazing!

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  7. I've never tried their spices but will have to check them out! These look mouth-watering good! I pinned them for the future!

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  8. I really love your easy chicken recipe and you deep fat fry and it gives a nice brown crisp coating. This chicken looks so delicious. We eat a lot of chicken at our house, and sometimes it gets boring, but I have not cooked my chicken like this. I am going to give it a try.

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    1. Let me know what you think. It's super easy to make and the chicken comes out very tasty!

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