For a spicier sauce, keep in some of the jalapeño seeds.
The salt, pepper and flour more easily stick to the chicken if the chicken has first been patted dry with paper towel.
Before placing the chicken in the hot oil, sprinkle a few bread crumbs into the oil. If the crumbs immediately start to bubble and fry, the oil is ready.
To save some time, purchase precooked bacon and/or chicken fingers.