Fried chicken is, no doubt, a treat that should be enjoyed sparingly. But on those occasions where you want to splurge, why not really go for it? You may think of mac & cheese as the perfect side dish to go on fried chicken, but what if we told you that mac & cheese could be a part of the chicken’s batter? Get ready to have your mind blown by this dangerously-good recipe from Oh Bite It:

To Make 6 Large Portions, You’ll Need:

-6 precooked fried boneless chicken tenders
-3 cups of prepared mac & cheese
-1 cup flour
-2 eggs
-1 cup dried breadcrumbs
-1 cup of grated parmesan
-oil for frying

Here’s What You Do:

    Heat oil in a frying pan to 350 degrees.
  1. In a large bowl, mix together mac and cheese with the eggs and flour.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, add bread crumbs and parmesan. Mix well to combine.
  3. Take each chicken tender and much in the mac & cheese “batter.” Coat well, then immediately roll them around in the bread crumbs mixture. Gently squeeze to make sure the “batter” and coating sticks.
  4. Fry them in the heated oil one at a time until golden and crispy.