Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kitchen Confessions {Southern Living Crunchy Chicken}

I am a busy mom with a husband who has a chaotic unpredictable travel schedule. Making dinner is usually just a passing thought, and most nights dinner around here consists of Pb&j or cereal in a bowl.

When I want to get fancy I do some sort of meal in a crockpot (Those who know me well are probably vigorously shaking their heads yes. I might have made them a meal or two in my famous Crockpot.).

I thought I was doing good here providing delicious home made meals for my family until a recent party when we got on a discussion with other couples about dinner. We started talking about crockpot recipes when the normally easy going hubs spoke up. Instead of proclaiming his love for all things Crockpot he said, "Please, I can't! Not another broiled chicken in a crockpot dinner". Direct quote. I was shocked.

And Apparently he doesn't think Vans gluten free Cinnamon Heaven cereal is quite the culinary experience that I do either. It's a shame. He's really missing out.

So this summer I've tried to branch out. I dusted off some of those cookbooks that people so kindly gave me off my wedding registry years ago, and made it my mission to do a little better in the dinner department. I discovered I actually enjoy taking time to plan meals and found some recipes that seemed quick, easy and satisfying to everyone.

The crockpot and I will never break up (never ever), but at least when my husband throws down the cooking gauntlet, I have a few go to new family favorites.

One of our new favorites is
Southern Living's Crunchy Pan Fried Chicken. Hands down every time I make this my family gets so excited. Who knew chicken from a pan would get everyone way more excited? It is a simple delicious recipe and literally only took a few minutes to make. 

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup seasoned fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • skinned and boned chicken breasts 
  • large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 

  • Prep:
  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
  • Cook chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.

  • Here is a easy printable one we made for you guys. It is sized as a 4x6 card. Just click on the image and print. Here is an online version of the recipe if you like to keep track of things electronically. 

We hope you enjoy this yummy meal as much as we did! Carrie Beth and I hope to share some more fun recipes in the future with you. Some will be shares of yummy easy dinners we find here and there and some will be our own creations.  

Who knows maybe for my next review you guys might get lucky and I will share one of my famous "boiled chicken in a crockpot" recipes. ;)

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