MMMhhh Fried Chicken

Honestly, I would never choose to have fried chicken for dinner. I’m not a huge fan of the taste, its messy to make and cook, and clean up is awful; basically everything I dislike! My fiance, Elias, absolutely loves fried chicken. If the choice is up to him he will go to KFC everyday, this means we end up having to cook it occasionally.  He tells a story from when he was younger where his sister would ask him and his brother what they wanted for dinner and every night they would say fried chicken. She thought she would make it until they were sick of it, but after two weeks she had to stop because they obviously weren’t going to!!

Elias says fried chicken should be served every night!
Elias says fried chicken should be served every night!

Elias found a recipe that he was dying to try, with a few changes I made it pretty darn good!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken tenders or bone in chicken, your choice
  • Buttermilk or Milk to soak chicken in overnight, just enough to cover the chicken
  • Cream of chicken condensed soup, small can
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1/4 t seasoned salt
  • 10 T Flour
  • 10 T cornstarch
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t seasoned salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • Oil for frying

Procedure

  1. Rinse and dry chicken, soak in milk for 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees
  3. In one bowl combine soup, egg, first seasoned salt, and milk. Stir well to ensure all in incorporated.

    Before it has been stirred together
    Before it has been stirred together
  4. In another bowl sift all dry ingredients together.

    All sifted toether
    All sifted together
  5. Place all chicken in soup mixture. One at a time drop chicken in flour mixture to coat, using a for or spoon carefully place in hot oil.
  6. Fry until heated to a minimum of 165 degrees F and golden brown on the outside. Let drain on paper towel.

    I drained the chicken on a wire rack.
    I drained the chicken on a wire rack.
  7. Serve!

    It was Elias' turn to choose what dinner was. He made a "man meal" of fried chicken, ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, and a salad (I said we needed some kind of veggie!). I'll make sure to post the ribs recipe soon!
    It was Elias’ turn to choose what dinner was. He made a “man meal” of fried chicken, ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, and a salad (I said we needed some kind of veggie!). I’ll make sure to post the ribs recipe soon!
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Simple Baked Chicken and Buffalo Chicken Ring

Tonight’s dinner was a new creation, I concocted a buffalo chicken salad and stuffed it into a crescent roll ring.  It was very very simple and delicious, if I do say so myself! I am going to make this post in a few steps, first I will share my chicken recipe and then the Buffalo Ring!

Baked Chicken

One of the chicken breasts after it has finished baking. For this recipe I used garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and crushed red pepper.
One of the chicken breasts after it has finished baking. For this recipe I used garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and crushed red pepper.

I use frozen, skinless, chicken breast that I cook right out of the freezer.  By skipping the thawing step it is an easy dinner to make after work.  This is a basic recipe, you can substitute any herbs and spices you like to serve with any meal.

Ingredients

  • Chicken, I made 3 today (for three people)
  • Herbs and spices, just enough to sprinkle over the chicken
  • Cooking spray

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Coat pan with nonstick spray, place chicken in pan and spray with nonstick spray as well.  You could drizzle with oil or some butter instead, using the nonstick spray is a little healthier for you and easier. Sprinkle with desired spices.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 165 or higher
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve whichever way you prefer
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One of the breasts in the process of being sliced.

Buffalo Chicken Ring

Finished product!
Finished product!

Ingredients

  • Chicken-baked anyway you like, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 2 stalks of celery, small dice
  • Packet of ranch dressing mix (dry powdered mix)
  • One package of softened cream cheese
  • 2 tubes of crescent rolls
All the ingredients except the chicken.
All the ingredients except the chicken.
With the chicken added in
With the chicken added in

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine everything except crescent rolls in a large bowl, mix well.
  3. Lay crescent roll dough out in a circle. Spoon buffalo mixture onto the dough, fold dough over and pinch seams together.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden brown.
  5. Let sit for 5 minutes to let the sauces settle. Serve with ranch or blue cheese for dipping!
Crescent roll dough laid out. It is supposed to be a ring but I made an ellipse.
Crescent roll dough laid out. It is supposed to be a ring but I made an ellipse.
Filled and pinched closed
Filled and pinched closed
Let cool, slice, and enjoy!
Let cool, slice, and enjoy!