Breads

Quick & Easy Breadsticks

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The thought of making homemade bread can be intimidating if you have never tried it before. This easy recipe will introduce you to the process and show you just how easy it really is! These breadsticks pair up perfectly with lots of pasta dishes, soups and stews - or enjoy them on their own!

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1 cup warm water
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
In a medium bowl, combine warm water and yeast. Allow this mixture to rest for about 10-15 minutes until frothy. Add the brown sugar, salt, oil, and flour and mix well with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball of soft dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic. The dough should be soft and slightly tacky, but not sticky. Keep your work surface lightly floured as needed - the dough should not stick to your hands or the surface you are working on. Lightly grease a medium bowl (you may use the same bowl you mixed the dough in). Shape the dough into a smooth ball and place it in the greased bowl, turning once to coat the dough with a light layer of oil. Alternately you may lightly mist the bowl with spray oil, place the dough in, then lightly mist the top of the dough with spray oil. Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Set the bowl aside in a warm place where it will not be disturbed. Let the dough rise for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours until doubled in size. Gently punch down the dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Using your hands, gently press the dough out into a rectangle approximately 10 by 12 inches. It does not need to be exact. You may use a rolling pin if you prefer. Using a knife, dough cutter, or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips about 1-inch wide. If you prefer shorter breadsticks, you may also cut the strips in half. Place the strips of dough onto baking sheets about an inch apart. Cover loosely with a damp paper towel and let the dough rest for about 20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If desired, brush hot breadsticks with butter and immediately sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and parmesan cheese, or other seasonings of your choice. Serve while still warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. Notes: You may use olive oil in place of vegetable oil and bread flour in place of all-purpose flour. If you prefer you can use your bread machine to make the dough. Simply place the ingredients in the machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer and set it for a dough cycle. Once the dough is finished, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and continue as above to cut the strips and bake.
Nutritions

Calories
173

Sodium
198mg
8% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
28g
9% DV

Fiber
1.0g
4% DV

This crispy fried chicken sandwich recipe is better than Chik-Fil-A, Popeye's or McDonald's! The chicken breast is brined in pickle juice, breaded with flavorful seasonings, fried until golden brown, and then piled on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. Serve the sandwich with a side of waffle fries and homemade Chik-Fil-A sauce for dipping!

4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c milk
1/2 c dill pickle juice
2 c all purpose flour
2 T confectioners sugar
2 t baking powder
2 t paprika
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 egg
oil ( for frying )
4 sandwich buns ( buttered and griddled )
Optional for serving ( lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickles )
Chik-Fil-A Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T honey
2 t prepared yellow mustard
1 t lemon juice
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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pickle juice.
  • Add the chicken to the milk mixture and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to (but...
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Nutritions

Calories
631

Sodium
1717mg
71% DV

Fat
4g
6% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV