Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crispy Baked Chicken

Whelp.  I haven't been in the kitchen very much.  Dinners have been uneventful salads for most of January.  Breakfasts are smoothies in the VitaMix.  And lunch consists of an apple and a LARABAR.  While this does keep my kitchen clean, it doesn't make for fun food blogs.  Boring.

HOWEVER, I did cook ONE dish this month: Crispy Baked Chicken.  It was pretty tasty. Jarod gave it two thumbs up.
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sea salt 
2 teaspoons chili powder 
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 pounds chicken, cut up (I had 4 big thighs on hand and cut those into strips OR you could cut up a broiler-fryer chicken)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup olive oil

Combine the first six ingredients. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in the cornmeal mixture. Place in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear.

This is a pretty easy recipe to whip together.  I served the chicken with Sauteed Yellow Squash and Sweet Potato Fries. (picture of fries coming soon :)

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