It shall be this one's duty to offer recipes and menus. These will be easy to follow, and tested to be good enough that a slave would allow his Master to serve it to Master's Guests and reflect only the best of his Master.
For far worse than Master's anger is Master's disappointment.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Crispy Cheddar Chicken
looking for a way to make a good tasting crispy chicken in the oven.
This is mighty good and super easy. Since today had some
scheduled exercises as well as a nice long walk, my thoughts turned
to fixing a real, from scratch meal. The kind that is easy, but
takes awhile. Granted this is a luxury not many have today. I'm one
of those nuts that get a real enjoyment in spending the time and
pouring the love into what I am fixing. So tonight all of the stops
got pulled out!
crispy cheddar chicken makes a great center point for some fresh
roasted green beans and home mashed potatoes & gravy.
boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers ¼
teaspoons salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper ½ cup whole milk 2
cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon dried parsley
10 ounce can cream of chicken soup 2 tablespoon sour cream 2
or 6 medium sized red potatoes
Fresh green beans
and pat dry the chicken. Place in a zippered plastic bag with some
buttermilk to marinate overnight in the fridge.
you are ready to fix dinner: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
crackers. Empty the sleeve of crackers into a bag, close and run a
rolling pin over it until you get nice even large crumbs. Cut each
breast piece in half.
up a baking pan with a metal rack on top to hold the chicken. Give it
a good spray with cooking spray so the chicken doesn't stick!
up your breading stations.
the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate open containers.
the salt and pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture
around to combine.
each piece of chicken into the milk,
then the cheese. Press the cheese onto the chicken with your
press the cheesy coated chicken into the cracker crumbs and
press it in.
each chicken piece on the wire rack. When all chicken pieces are
ready, take any left over cheese and mix it into the crumb mixture.
Spoon this on each for a nice crust. Sprinkle the dried parsley over
the chicken. If you choose.
the pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
the timer for 30 minutes:
down and snap the fresh green beans and place them in a water bath
with about ½ cup of white vinegar to soak.
Wash & peel the potatoes (about 5 or 6 medium sized red potatoes
work the best for this.) Cut them into dices of about ½ inch to ¾
inch in size and put them into a covered pot on the stove.
the 30 minute timer goes off, add water to the potatoes to just cover
and turn on the heat. Reset the timer to 5 minutes.
off the green beans and add 1 tbs of olive oil. Swirl the beans
around to coat them well and spread on a foil lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle with kosher salt.
the 5 minute timer goes off, or there about, the water should be
boiling, turn the heat down so the potatoes are just simmering. Slide
the green beans into the oven. Slide out the chicken just so you can
remove the foil.
the timer to 15 minutes. This will be perfect time to roast the green
beans and give a nice golden crust to the chicken.
the can of condensed soup into a pan. Add the sour cream or whole
milk works just as well, then the butter. Stir and set on low. All
this needs is to heat up.
time to set the table! :-)
the final 15 minutes are up, remove the chicken from the oven and let
sit for 5 minutes to rest.
the green beans into a serving dish.
the potatoes. In a small microwave safe dish heat 1/3 cup of whole
milk and 3 tbs of margarine or butter. About 25 sec on high.
the potatoes into a large bowl and with a hand masher start to smooch
down the potatoes. They will collapse easily, add the milk – butter
mixture a little at a time to keep the consistency of the potatoes
you are satisfied with how they feel, stir in one egg yolk! Mix this
plate and serve. The chicken will be juicy & crisp with a great
cheese taste to the crust. The green beans might look like they were
starting to burn, however that is NOT burn, that is the natural
sugars in the beans starting to caramelize for a wonderful taste!
The potatoes will taste like real potatoes not some powder. In fact,
these taste good enough that you really do not need any gravy for
of this we have gone over before but bares repeating. It makes a
fantastic meal filled with love!
our music tonight: slave has selected a song from the rich heritage
of the river towns. A jazz – blues standard performed by a truly
great singer who can really belt out this song. You might only know
her from the old television show “Touched by an Angel”, but Della
Reese was once a svelte jazz singer. Hope you enjoy: