I've made southern style fried chick before and really enjoy it but found using all the oil to be quite expensive. Could I:
A) Pan fry it? (I know this one is a stretch but could it work if the chicken breast was precooked?)
B) Only make it so the oil covers half the chicken then rotate them half way through?
C) Could I add oil to the batter and bake them?
Would I have more success with these techniques if used thinly sliced raw chicken breasts and made them more like chicken fingers?