Southern-Style Oven-Fried Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 3 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), four 4-oz pieces
  • 1/2 tsp table salt, divided, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, divided, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 3 oz low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup(s) cornflake crumbs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly coat an 13- X 8- X 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Season chicken with salt and cayenne pepper to taste; set aside.

Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper together in a medium-size bowl. Place buttermilk and cornflakes crumbs in 2 separate shallow bowls.

Dredge chicken in flour mixture and evenly coat both sides. Next, dip chicken into buttermilk and turn to coat both sides. Last, dredge chicken in cornflake crumbs and turn to coat both sides.

Place coated chicken breasts in prepared baking dish. Bake until chicken is tender and no longer pink in center, about 25 to 30 minutes (there is no need to flip the chicken during baking). Yields 1 chicken breast per serving.

 

 

Chicken Sausage, Mushroom and Pasta Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 2 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 12 oz uncooked whole wheat pasta, rotini suggested (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1/2 cup(s) panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano suggested
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 oz cooked chicken sausage(s), Italian-variety, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper(s), thinly sliced
  • 1 medium uncooked onion(s), chopped
  • 1 pound(s) fresh mushroom(s), sliced
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 cup(s) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain pasta and return to pot.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring often, until toasted, about 4 minutes. Remove breadcrumbs to a small bowl; stir in Parmesan and oregano and set aside.

In same skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes; remove to a plate and drain any fat from skillet.

Add pepper and onion to skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until vegetables start to brown and soften, about 5 minutes.

Add mushrooms and water to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.

Add vegetables, sausage and marinara sauce to pot with drained pasta; toss to coat. Spoon into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with mozzarella and reserved breadcrumbs. Bake until heated through and cheese melts, about 25 minutes. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving (about 1 1/2 cups).

 

 

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Ingredients

    • 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed (see Tip)
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 medium shallot, minced
    • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
    • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth, or dry white wine
    • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens
  • Directions

    • 1 Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides.
    • 2 Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
    • 3 Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Cobb Salad

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Ingredients

 

  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 cups mixed salad greens

8 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast

2 large eggs, hard-boiled

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 large cucumber, seeded and sliced

1 avocado, diced

2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

 ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, (optional)
Preparation:-
  1. Whisk vinegar, shallot, mustard, pepper and salt in a small bowl to combine. Whisk in oil until combined. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add half of the dressing and toss to coat.
  2. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Arrange equal portions of chicken, egg, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, bacon and blue cheese (if using) on top of the lettuce. Drizzle the salads with the remaining dressing.
  3. Tips: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. To shred the chicken, use two forks to pull it apart into long shreds. To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and fill the pan with a mixture of cold water and ice cubes; let stand until the eggs are completely cooled.

 

 

 

 

Chicken satay salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp tamari (Japanese Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (or use turkey breast)
  • 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (choose a sugar-free version with no palm oil, if possible)
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • a little sunflower oil
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces hearts, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 banana shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • generous handful coriander, chopped
  • seeds from ½ pomegranate

Method

  1. Pour the tamari into a large dish and stir in the curry powder, cumin, garlic and honey. Mix well. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 fillets in total, then add to the marinade and mix well to coat. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or overnight, to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter with the chilli sauce, lime juice, and 1 tbsp water to make a spoon-able sauce. When ready to cook the chicken, wipe a large non-stick frying pan with a little oil. Add the chicken and cook, covered with a lid, for 5-6 mins on a medium heat, turning the fillets over for the last min, until cooked but still moist. Set aside, covered, to rest for a few mins.
  3. While the chicken rests, toss the lettuce wedges with the cucumber, shallot, coriander and pomegranate, and pile onto plates. Spoon over a little sauce. Slice the chicken, pile on top of the salad and spoon over the remaining sauce. Eat while the chicken is still warm.

Chicken, mushroom and bacon pie

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Ingredients

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, roughly chopped
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 300ml (½ pint) hot chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • About 500g (1lb) cooked chicken, in chunks
  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • Beaten egg, to glaze

 

Method

  1. Dry-fry the bacon in a frying pan until it’s crispy. Put in a large bowl. Add about a third of the butter to the pan and fry the mushrooms until browned. Add to the bacon.
  2. Add the rest of the butter to the pan, with the flour, and stir to make a thick paste. Pour in the stock gradually, to make a sauce, and bring to the boil for a minute. Stir in the crème fraîche, parsley and seasoning. Pour into the bowl and add the bacon and mushrooms. Cool. Mix chicken into the sauce and put the filling in the pie dish.
  3. Roll out the pastry, if necessary, to ensure that it fits on top of the dish. Brush water on the dish’s edge, put a strip of pastry around, then lay the pastry top on and seal edges, then trim and decorate. Cut shapes out of the leftover pastry and stick on top with water.
  4.  Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Brush the pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 40 mins until golden.

Recipe from Great British Food Magazine November 2014

Chicken Chasseur with Creamy Mash

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Method

  1. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper then toss in the flour to coat.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan until hot, add the oil and half the butter then fry the chicken pieces, skin side down, for 1-2 minutes until golden-brown. Turn the chicken and fry on the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until hot, add the remaining butter and fry the bacon and button mushrooms until they are golden-brown. Add the shallots and caster sugar and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden and caramelised.
  4. Add the wine and bring it to a simmer, stirring to deglaze the pan, then pour the bacon and mushroom mixture over the chicken. Add the stock, tomato purée and tarragon to the chicken and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the liquid slightly reduced.
  6. Meanwhile, for the mash, place the potatoes into a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  7. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan, then place the pan on the heat for one minute to steam off any excess moisture.
  8. Mash the potatoes well, then add the butter and milk, beating to form a smooth mash. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. When the chicken is cooked, add the tomatoes and flat leaf parsley, check the seasoning then simmer for a further two minutes before serving.