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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Next Level Applesauce Pork Chops

Snapshot_20150528.JPGThese pork chops are officially my favorite as of today! I took what I knew about baking pork chops and made a new, and if  do say so myself, awesome recipe! The photo doesn’t do it much justice, if anyone makes it and takes a better photo, send it to me and I’ll post it!

Ingredients

  • 4 1 inch thick pork chops
  • 2 medium apples (I prefer gala) sliced
  • one small yellow onion, sliced in quarter moons
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Tools

  • 9 in x 13 in baking dish
  • cooking spray
  • cutting board
  • chef’s knife

Procedure 

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients, set aside
  3. Spray baking dish, set aside
  4. core apples (if you don’t have an apple corer-I don’t- quarter the apples and very carefully cut the center of the apple off by slicing at an angle) slice into 1/4 inch pieces. spread into bottom of pan
  5. thinly slice garlic cloves and spread into pan
  6. slice onions into quarter moons. place in pan
  7. lay pork chops on top of apple/onion/garlic mix. ensure they do not overlap and they are balanced in the pan (i.e. don’t but three on one side and one on the other)
  8. spoon sauce mixture over everything
  9. Bake for 35-45 minutes. make sure the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F

Serve with a spoonful of apple mixture on top and enjoy!