Mmmmm Fried Chicken! This is a favorite here in this house. It is relatively easy too. Here is the recipe:
Parts of chicken (I use legs and thighs)
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup corn meal (adds crunch)
1 TBSP paprika
1 TBSP garlic powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp thyme
Enough oil or shortening to fill a skillet up about an inch high
Soak chicken in yogurt for several hours
When ready to fry chicken mix dry ingredients in a paper or plastic bag (without holes)
Start to heat up oil in a frying pan or skillet. Don’t let it get too hot though. If it starts to smoke take it off and let it cool a bit.
Take chicken out of yogurt and shake off excess yogurt. Place a few pieces of chicken in the bag of spices and shake to cover chicken. Place the chicken in heated pan of oil. Fry at medium heat for 10 minutes or so on each side.
Serve with sides of your choice.
Another favorite this week was home made spaghetti sauce and garlic bread sticks.
Lots of carbs I know but also lots of taste. It is okay to load up on the carbs sometimes! Right?
Here is my recipe for Garlic Breadsticks
Use any pizza or bread dough that you enjoy. You could even get some of the frozen dough that they sell in the store.
After the first rise separate the dough into 16 balls. Shape into logs about the same size and put on a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. You could spritz the logs with water at this point too, but you don’t have to.
Melt some butter while the bread sticks are cooking.
When they are done pull out from oven and brush breadsticks with butter and sprinkle salt and garlic powder over the tops. Then return to the oven and broil on low for a few minutes keeping your eye on them so they don’t burn.
Serve with pasta and sauce.
Here is the menu for this week:
Monday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes and broiled carrots
Tuesday: Home made chicken nuggets and salad
Wednesday: Shrimp and asparagus over angel hair pasta
Thursday: Squash & Zucchini broiled with soy sauce over rice noodles served with pot stickers.
Friday: Chicken Enchiladas
Saturday: Baked salmon with home made french fries and broccoli
Sunday: Baked Turkey and fixings with birthday cake
Yes there is a turkey in the menu. I have had it in the freezer for a while now and I want to cook it up before it gets too warm to do it. Since Easter is this weekend and it is my oldest sons birthday I thought it was the perfect thing.
Enjoy your week!