Week 5 Bonus Fried Chicken Recipe

You have made it to Meal Planning Week 5! This week is a bonus week I’ll be giving you my recipe for Fried Chicken!

Yes, if you are following along this is really Week 6. But since I didn’t post last week because my DH was out of town. He went on his yearly Hunting vacation, so, when DH is away the Kids and I will play.

Click here for Week 4 if you missed it.

Whenever DH is out of town dinners for the week are things that DH would prefer not to eat. Our dinners included things like grilled cheese and tomato soup, pancakes, turkey wraps. Just whatever you find around the house. DH is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, which is fine but sometimes it’s great to get away from such heavy comfort food so the break is nice.

Anyways, back to Week 5. Since this is the week before Thanksgiving turkeys have been on sale at 50% off if you spend $50.00 or more in groceries. If you are having Thanksgiving dinner at your house this is a good time to get the turkey. I am not having Thanksgiving at my house but it is still a great deal. You can get a turkey and make it in January or February. Cause, let me tell you, there is nothing like having a turkey cooking in your house in the middle of a cold Ohio winter to add a little extra heat to the house. Leftovers can be made into turkey noodle soup or hot shredded turkey sandwiches.

Ham is also on sale for under $2.00 a lb if you would rather have ham for your Thanksgiving dinner. You can also buy a ham for your Christmas dinner now if you’d like and keep it in the freezer. But remember, it will be on sale at Christmas again and more than likely for the same price. Save yourself some room in your freezer buy it later.

Since you have been following my Meal Planning series you could have some meals in the freezer this would be a good week to use them since you will probably be busy this week. So start in your freezer and add what you have in there to your menu. In my case, I had ham and a whole chicken and a meatloaf. So, I added those to the menu. You could add the Fried Chicken to the menu in place of the whole chicken since that is what on sale and you may not have a whole chicken in your freezer.

Chicken drumsticks and thighs are on sale for 99 cents a pound which are awesome for a money saving meal or this is a great stock up price. While thighs can be a very greasy meal when the skin is left on. Keep this in mind when looking for recipes. You can choose to remove the skin if you want and freeze without it. I choose to leave it on, one less step for me, and I paid for the skin too why just throw it away? Drumsticks are good for making fried chicken especially if you have smaller kids who love to just grab a leg.

I will show you how I make my fried chicken. You can use any cuts of chicken for this recipe we used a whole chicken and my DS cut it up for me. Did I ever tell you he went to Culinary school then on to a Culinary college? He received an Associates degree in Bar and Beverage management, only to decide it wasn’t what he really wanted to do. But no amount of education is a waste! He is now forever the critic but never the cook!  Although, he will help me if I ask so that is a good thing.

Here is the updated Menu Meal-planningweek5

Now on to the recipe. Ok, it’s really not only a recipe but more of a system.

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The ingredients

Here you will see the order to keep the ingredients in the proper dipping order.
First Flour, then Eggs and milk mixture, lastly breadcrumbs and some seasoning of choice. This time I used a rotisserie chicken flavoring mixed in with Italian breadcrumbs. The amounts needed can vary. I used a whole chicken seen here beautifully cut up by DS.

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One whole chicken cut up by DS

I did just guess at the amount it’s ok to add more if you run out just remember to wash your hands thoroughly before adding more.

Almost done!
Almost done!
Here is my Copper Chef pan I use for my deep fryer
Here is my Copper Chef pan I use for my deep fryer

 

Oil heated to 350 degrees Chicken cooking away
Oil heated to 350 degrees Chicken cooking away

 

Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken

The finished results! Yummy! We tried a copycat recipe for Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Sauce. We are not including since we didn’t think it was exactly what we wanted.

Now a whole chicken gave us a LOT of Chicken so there was enough to freeze for another day. So I put the raw chicken on a Baking Sheet covered in foil then put them in the freezer for about a half an hour.

Flash froze the extra chicken on a baking sheet.
Flash froze the extra chicken on a baking sheet.

Then I put them in a marked container/ freezer bag and put them in the freezer for another day. I hope you enjoy making this I know my family loves homemade fried chicken. Any questions about this recipe let me know! I hope you enjoy following my Meal Planning series!

 

Fried Chicken
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Ingredients

  • One whole Chicken cut up or any Chicken pieces of choice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon rotisserie chicken seasoning or other seasoning of your choice

Instructions

  1. Put flour in one dish large enough to easy flour the chicken pieces
  2. Mix eggs and milk in another dish large enough to dip floured chicken in
  3. in a third container mix breadcrumbs and seasoning
  4. First dip chicken pieces one at a time in flour then into egg mixture then coat in breadcrumbs.
  5. Continue till all pieces have been coated.
  6. Heat oil up to 350 degrees
  7. Drop chicken into oil and cook till internal temperature reaches 155-160 degrees
  8. Let sit 5 mins and enjoy!
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