Chicken! Chicken! Chicken!

fried chicken

With Thanksgiving literally days away you may have family members wanting a little preview of meals that will be making them coming back for 2nd’s & 3rd’s. While your gearing up for a full on Thanksgiving feast why not have a trial run of flavors. My kids were wanting some of that last night and well, I didn’t have turkey on hand, I had the next best thing! Chicken! This dish wraps up all the main flavors of a Thanksgiving meal but still good enough to eat on any dinner night of the any season! This is the original comfort FOOD!

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 Chicken breast thin sliced
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs seasoned with Italian seasonings
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup of coconut oil to fry
  • 1 bag of frozen corn
  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • fresh shaved parmesan cheese or shredded
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 milk
  • chicken bullion
  • Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • paprika

Mash potatoes– there are many ways to prepare your mash potates and mine is in a pressure cooker. A few whistle and your done. About 15-20 min. Peel off the skin and smash away in a bowl to your desired texture. We like ours smooth no lumps. Add in half a stick of butter and slowly adding in milk little by little. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano.  Mix very well and set aside.

Corn- No need to boil! Heat through the corn in a medium pot and add 1 tsp of salt, pepper, oregano, paprika and 2 tsp of butter. Once heated through turn off heat and sprinkle in parmesan cheese. This is so yummy and adds so much flavor to simple corn.

Short cut yummy gravy- start by melting 1/4 cup of unsalted butter in a sauce pan. Add in 1/4 cup flour and cook for a minute or two. Now add in 1 tsp of onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper 2 or 3 chicken billions or beef (whatever you prefer) and I use 2 billions but you can certatinly use more if you like a stronger flavor . Cook for a minute and add in 2 cups of water or chicken stock (low sodium). Whisk until comes to a slight boil and thickens. Now this part is optional, but I like to add a little whipping cream to give it some extra love! Cook for a minute and the gravy done!

Chicken- clean and pat chicken dry. In a large rectangular container add in your seasoned bread crumbs & panko bread crumbs. Add in a little salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder to the bread crumbs mixture too. In another container add 2 eggs and thin it out with some milk.

Now heat (medium high heat) up the coconut oil just enough to shallow fry the chicken. I used a cast iron skillet. It cooks the chicken evenly and quickly. Drench the chicken in the egg mixture first then into the breadcrumb mixture and then into the pan. After placing into the pan don’t mess with it, this helps to get the outside nice and golden brown. I fry about 2 chicken at a time in the pan.  You do not want to over crowd the pan as it slows the cooking time and temp. Depending on the thickness of the chicken 2-3 min on each side is good. Let it drain off on a paper towel before plating. The crunch you get from using panko bread crumbs is outstanding!

This is one meal that you will come back and make over and over again! It’s one of those comfort meals that does just that! Comfort you! So try this simple but full of flavor recipe; original comfort food that will put you into a food coma!

Enjoy and savor every bite!

 

 

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