Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HAPPY FRIED CHICKEN DAY!

HAPPY FRIED CHICKEN DAY

I love fried chicken...this recipe is one included in my cookbook...being printed this summer.  D-Licious!

NUTTY OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN

1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/2 c. finely chopped pecans
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 - 3#), cut up,
or 8 chicken breasts
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1/3 c. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 9" X 13" X 2" baking pan.

In shallow dish, combine biscuit mix, pecans and seasonings; mix well.

Dip chicken pieces in milk; coat generously with pecan mixture. Place in prepared pan.

Drizzle with melted butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 1 hour or until juices run clear.
(Breasts should only take about 45 minutes).

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

If desired, cut up leftover chicken and serve on a bed of field greens along with mandarin oranges or fresh strawberries.  Serve with your favorite bottled dressing. (My favorite is the poppyseed dressing in my cookbook!)