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Baked Chicken & Fries

My mom and I had the evening off, so we went to Battle Creek to run some errands and have dinner at the new Chinese Buffet on Capitol Ave. We decided to stop in to Horrocks and spent about an hour browsing their amazing conglomeration of products. Wow, what a store! I’ve never spent more than 5 minutes in there in the past because I was always there with my husband who is an “in and out as fast as you can” kinda guy.

While at Horrocks, I found some clearance cookbooks, so today Levi cooked some chicken for lunch out of my new 253 page hardback cookbook, Potatoes, Practical Cooking . Since it was on the clearance rack, the book only cost me $4.00! (ISBN # 0-75258-324-7) I found it today on ABEbooks for $1.17 plus $4.00 shipping.

The boys cheated and cooked pre-made Potato wedges from the freezer, but Levi did follow the recipe for the chicken. He used boneless, skinless chicken instead of the chicken drumsticks called for in the recipe.

Here is the recipe for the chicken in, “Baked Chicken & Fries,” and a picture of Levi’s efforts:


2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp. cold water
1 cup dry white bread crumbs
salt and pepper

Mix the flour, spices, thyme, and seasoning together on a plate. Press the chicken into the seasoned flour to lightly coat. On one plate mix together the egg and water. On another plate sprinkle the bread crumbs. Dip the chicken first in the egg and then in the bread crumbs. Place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake the chicken for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, until it is tender and cooked through.

This recipe worked well for us. We love breaded chicken, so this is a good alternative to store-bought bad-for-you type of food.

” Traditionally this dish is deep-fried, but the lowfat version is just as mouthwatering,” page 216, Potatoes, Practical Cooking.


One Response

  1. yummmy……. thanks for the hints , i’d adore to abide by your blog as often as i can.have a wonderful day~~

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