Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oven Fried Chicken night = deliciousness!

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So my wife requested I make this the other night.  We used to pick up the take-out chicken; you know the one in the bucket,  but w/ all the grease it started to make us sick when we ate it.  Here's a guilt-less way to enjoy grandma's fried chicken and still get that crunch. 

The key is the Japanese Panko Bread crumbs.  They're unseasoned and made from real bread. I like this alot b/c you can control the flavor and sodium content.   For this particular night, I put dried rosemary, parsley, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  

Preheat oven to 350, then lock your door, cuz your friends will come over to eat all of it.

8 chicken thighs skin-optional; leaving the skin on gives the extra crunch. It also works well w/ out the skin.   I'm a big fan of thighs. [twss]

2 cups of panko bread crumbs
1 tbs of each rosemary and parsley
1 tsp kosher salt
10 grinds from the pepper mill 
2 cups of buttermilk

Best w/ mac & cheese, sweatpants and side of Air conditioning.  Enjoy.  Comment below and thank you for reading.

8 hours before hand, marinate w/ butter milk                                                                

350 oven 45 min later.  put sweatpants on!
bread chicken both sides
crispy deliciousness.... nom, nom, nom,nom.   


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  2. Props on the food photography. Not an easy feat, particularly with one hand in the batter. Great job!...will follow.

  3. Val,

    yes it gets getting used to for sure and thank you.