Monday, February 25, 2008

Coastal Nest Cooks...Fried Chicken

My kids, above all other dinner, will SCARF this up. I had to take a piece off of Ryans plate because poor Daddy (BV) was only going to have 2 pieces to eat- and after a long day hanging siding at the coastal nest, well, he needed more than that!! Sheesh..
Simple you can see- above we have...Costco boneless skinless chicken breasts (love these!) 4 eggs-needing to be beat.. salt pepper and flour. I only and always put my flour in a paper sack, so easy and not messy clean up. And Im down with that, girls..
Step one.. Cut the breasts into 4 pieces, I usually use 4 breasts, and an egg for each breast.
I almost always do this while the chicken is still near frozen, this flash frozen chicken is awesome because it seems to defrost very quickly.
Step 2 dredge all chicken strips into the flour, then into the scrambled eggs.
Step 3 salt and pepper those bad boys--alot..
Step 4 heat up some oil about 1/2 inch in your pan.
put them in, not crowding, until golden brown. They will NOT be done on the inside, but outside, lovely golden brown...MMMMM

Like that up there, before turning... I then bake these little golden nuggets for about 15-20 minutes on 400, or until they reach 170 degrees.

When I have it, I add a little parmesan to the tops before they go in the oven..MMMMM

Then theres the easy, really easy salad. Spinach in the box from Safeway organic section, parmesan cheese, a few crutons, and the asian salad dressing from the Pampered Chef salad dressing holder maker thingy.. (love that thing..)

Add the staple of the coastal nest, APPLESAUCE, and a nice big glass of milk~VOILA~

Dinner is served. I am not kidding, in about 45 minutes..

Kids, come eat!!!

(Let me know what you think..)

xo xo



Michelle said...

That looks gorgeous. I love that's it comfort food AND a healthy salad, so it all balances out!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I do so love me some fried chicken. I'm also an applesauce fanatic. Too funny!

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PLO said...

Oh girl, this looks delicious...I want some right now! Please come visit me and join the glasses!

Mrs. G. said...

Have mercy! I love fried chicken...right next to mashed potatoes.

Martha said...

Ooo. I'm making that for dinner this week.

Thanks....I always need help with my weekly menu plan!


Laurie Anne said...

I never thought of baking off fried chicken, but it makes sense. I'm always looking for good "boy food" as my husband has the boys over once a month and I always put out a big spread. I think I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing :0)

Sarah said...

Sounds yummy! I love love love chicken. I will try that one for sure!

Mrs. Jones said...

That looks mighty tasty!