Theme by nostrich.
I’ve had a box of Japanese panko bread crumbs sitting in my pantry for a couple of weeks that needed to be put to good use. With a perfectly good defrosted chicken breast sitting in my fridge, I went to work. Chicken went through a quick dry-wet-dry bath of flour, egg wash, and panko crumbs, and into a small pan with oil, already hot in a preheated 350 degree oven. I gave each side about seven minutes in that hot inferno, while I fried up an egg over easy.
Drizzling a good amount of the ever versatile oyster sauce, and I had a quicky, tasty meal ready to go.
I’m not the biggest weight watcher, nor a violent person. But there’s something about 1,724 calories per serving, and the infuriating nickname that those annoying Applebee’s servers use that make me want to punch them in the eye: “boneless buffs”. So whenever possible, I try to avoid such unpleasantries, and replicate the experience in my own kitchen.
I chopped up two chicken breasts in thin, random shapes and sizes for this. I had little canola oil left, and wanted to make sure each piece was cooked through. Each piece received a coating of flour, egg wash, and bread crumbs, and fryer bath to a nice brown crisp. In a small pot, I melted down a quarter stick of butter, mixing it with a generous amount of Frank’s Red Hot and a little garlic powder. Once the buffalo sauce starts to steam a bit, toss in the chicken pieces and coat them until they get a nice fiery red color. I steamed up some green beans and nuked a little leftover brown rice for sides.
Sam is not a big fan of buffalo chicken, so I set some regular fried chicken on the side for her. I sauteed the green beans with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and some soy sauce, and microwaved a bag of Green Giant roasted potatos that we’ve had in the freezer. Sure, I cheated a little bit with the pre-made potatos. But for argument’s sake, let’s call the second picture would be my preliminary take on chicken schnitzel platter, a la Schnitzel and Things. Round 2 and all homemade, authentic fare .. TO BE CONTINUED!