Thursday, May 16, 2013

What's Cookin' Good Lookin'?? "KFC" Baked Chicken

So a new thing I've decided to do is that I am going to sort of cook my way through recipes on Pinterest. There are so many yummy looking and interesting dishes floating around on there that I thought it would 1) make for some new and exciting meals in my house and 2) make for some good reading on here. So as I cook the things I find, I will share the recipe, give you my take on the food, and tell you of anything different I've done with the recipe. If you miss a post or want to back track the recipe, you'll find it under the "What's Cookin' Good Lookin'" tab at the top of the blog page :)

So last night I tried out the "KFC" baked chicken recipe that's floating around. You can find the original recipe (pun intended...bahaha) here, on the Our Life Uncommon blog.

What I did differently...

As opposed to cooking whole chicken breasts or larger wings, I cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts into strips, and made them into homemade chicken nuggets.

I also flipped them after 15 minutes, then again after another 15 minutes. I still maintained the 40 minute cooking time, but I think the extra flip maintained the crispy coating better.

The verdict...

The end result was actually really delicious. The chicken was tender and not dry at all, the coating was delicious, and this was a fairly easy meal to prepare. It's definitely one I will make again. My toddler even liked it! The kid ate four pieces! That's a dinner success right there.

What I'd do differently

There's not much I'd change about this recipe, really. Though next time I make these, I plan to use probably only half of the butter, if that. I think using a little less butter will keep the recipe great, but give a little extra crunch to the coating, which I prefer (plus cut out some fat and calories). I'd probably also add a touch more pepper and a touch more season-all. Just to kick up the flavor a notch. The batter wasn't bland, by any means, but my own personal preference is to have a bit of a bolder flavor on my coating.

Bon Appetite!

Much Love,

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