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Oven Fried Chicken September 30, 2011

Filed under: Children,Food — multipurposemom @ 12:40 am
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So, I stink at posting regularly…but this was too good not to share!  I was not planning to post this, so forgive the lack of pictures.  This was all that was left, less than one chicken breast.

It was loosely based on an old Ag Ext. Cookbook, I think – I don’t have it in front of me.  Of course, I didn’t have all of the ingredients – so I was pretty free with the instructions.  Caleb said I probably only followed the “add chicken” instruction. 

Know that I don’t measure anything, so everything is an approximate amount, that way I don’t have to note it on every ingredient.

First…mix (or let your 3 year old mix, if you’re in a hurry and your 9mo old is loosing patience) 8 oz sour cream, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp worchester sauce, 1 tbps garlic powder, 1 tbsp paprika, a little salt, a little pepper.  Let sit (or let 3 year old continue to mix to entertain herself).

Second…mix bread crumbs (maybe 1-2 cups), a little salt, a little Mrs. Dash, and some dried parsley.  I did this with a glove on my hand.  Remove glove, leave in pan ( I use it again, everytime I touch raw chicken – yuck!).  Preheat your oven to 350.

Third, cut up chicken breasts – especially if you are super picky about fat on your meat like some of us might be.  I had 3 breasts, a little over 2lbs., I first trimmed them and cut them into 3 pieces.  But I really like breading, so they each ended up in 5 pieces.  Put about 1/4c. butter in the microwave or on stove top to melt. 

Fourth…combine everything.  I made a line…raw chicken, sour cream mix, bread crumbs, well-sprayed glass dish.  Dip chicken in each on both sides (if you like breading,  I do it twice on each side for that step…also I pressed each piece of chicken with the heel of my hand so it would be a little flatter before I started dipping – I think this is one of the steps that makes chicken breasts so much better!).  Place in glass dish.  When you are done, drizzle butter over chicken.  Place in preheated oven for 1 hour.

I served with rice (1/2 c rice, 1 1/2 c water, bit of butter, 1/2 onion – start with about 30-40 min left in chicken cooking time.  Bring to boil, reduce, cover, simmer until chicken is done). 

And green peas (water to cover bottom of pan- start with 10-15 min left on chicken, bring to boil, add frozen peas, cover, bring back to boil, reduce.