This week for CEiMB, I made Honey-Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken (on page 171) from Ellie Krieger's book, Comfort Food Fix. (You can also find the recipe online here.)
The ingredient list: chicken thighs, buttermilk, Cornflakes cereal, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and honey.
There are those who, every once in awhile, need to have a fix of some kind of fried chicken. Attribute it to my childhood if you will, but about once every other month or so, I go in search of fried chicken. I do not fry chicken at home as I cannot stand the mess and the hassle and I wouldn't do it often enough to get to be reliably good at making it. I think it is the crunch factor as the chicken is chicken, so it must be that crunchy outside that is so appealing.
This recipe requires no frying. So it isn't truly fried chicken, but there is that crunch factor that makes this a great substitute. It's not messy, it's not a hassle, and it's easy and quick. We really liked the chicken made this way...it was moist, crunchy, crispy, and looked beautiful on the plate...all of that and great tasting. The spice combination in the coating is spicy with a kick of heat, very nice. Definitely a repeat.
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