Fried Chicken

My roommate and I tried a new dish for both of us tonight - fried chicken!  It was actually surprisingly easy, and it turned out SO well.  We used the recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, although we used chicken tenders instead of a cut-up fryer.  We also sort of missed the step about soaking the chicken in buttermilk overnight, but it worked just fine with only a half-hour soak.  The breading is delightful and it really wasn't a very greasy finished product.  Yum!

This is the rest of our meal.  We made oven fries (new potatoes, quartered, sprinkled with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese, drizzled with olive oil, and baked brown), asparagus, and fruit salad.  It was utterly delicious.  And quick - less than an hour and a half from the beginning of cooking till the time we sat down.  I love how we've been able to eat so well this year, but at such a low cost - much less expensive than eating in the school cafeteria or dining out all the time!  And we get the benefit of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and no preservatives.  I like it :-)


  1. How perfectly scrumptious everything looks! Fried chicken is something I have never been able to do really well, but I need to give it another try. Cut up chicken parts are so cheap, and a whole chicken is even cheaper. It is so economical to use them in various forms. It looks like a wonderful and delicious supper.

  2. Ooo, that fried chicken looks lush! I'm hungry now ;-)

  3. Sarah, I never thought I'd be able to do fried chicken either but this was SO easy. And it really is extremely economical!

    Rachel, I'm getting hungry looking at it, too :-)


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