Friday, September 21, 2007

Fried Chicken

It's getting to be that time of year: apple picking, foliage trips and the school semester starting up again. Of course, this doesn't mean you can't still make time for the occasional picnic lunch while the weather is still warm. Here's a great recipe for fried chicken that I like (mostly because it's easy and also because it tastes really really good!)

Mom’s oven-fried chicken

6-8 pieces of chicken thighs
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs (I use Panko crumbs)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place thighs in a large bowl and pour the mustard and oil and mix until well coated. Add salt and pepper to the pieces.

3. Dip the chicken in the bread crumbs and place on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Note: You can let the chicken marinate in the mustard, oil and salt and pepper for 30 minutes if you have the time. It'll still taste good w/o marinating.


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