Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chicken Wings

This is something we have made an "everytime we grill" appetizer. It is a great snack! We take a pack of chicken drumettes, throw them on the grill and sprinkle them with Everglade Seasoning
The more you sprinkle, the saltier it is so depending on your "liking" sprinkle away... turn them over and take them up when they are nice and crispy colored! :) You can also do them in the oven 350 degrees, cook them 30 mins, turn them all over and cook another 30 mins. YUMMY!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Chicken Nuggets

Here is a recipe I found in a book of recipes someone emailed me a few years ago. The book contains recipes of items at various food chains. Sunday night I tried the Olive Garden's Lasagna recipe. It actually tasted pretty good. I am not a huge fan of Olive Garden's lasagna, but Gregg loves it so I gave it a try. Last night I tried Chick-fil-A's chicken nuggets. I really liked them. Didn't so much taste like Chick-fil-A's, but they were still really good. I didn't bring the recipe with me so I am hoping that I have everything right. It was actually pretty simple.
What you need:
2 c. chicken, cut up in cubes
2 c. water
2 cubes of chicken bouillon (i just used 2 cups of chicken stock b/c i didn't have any cubes in the cabinet)
2 1/4 tsp. season all
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 c. flour
1 1/2 c. cracker meal
( i read on a website that CFL fries their nuggets in peanut oil. I fried those last night in regular vegetable oil and they tasted fine. I may try the Peanut oil next time!)

ok, you take the water, chicken stock and 1/4 tsp of the season all and soak the chicken in that for 12 hours or overnight.
Mix the cracker meal, flour, paprika and the remaining season all in a bowl. drain the chicken. then coat each nugget in the flour mix. (I put it all in a big Tupperware bowl and put the top on and did the "shake") Drop it down in the deep fryer until golden brown. Dump them on to a paper towel and salt to your liking. Wala! That's it! :)
They were very juicy and I didn't use any kind of sauce to eat them. I wish I would have done more than just the 2 cups (equivalent of 2 breast) . You could really do as much chicken as you needed to, the flour mix makes plenty! Hope you enjoy this recipe!