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Am I the only one left who fries chicken? I love fried chicken breasts and that's what I made for dinner tonight -- a large pkg so I'd have lots of left overs. I also pounded three small pieces into
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Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/1/2011 8:47 PM EST
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Am I the only one left who fries chicken?
I love fried chicken breasts and that's what I made for dinner tonight -- a large pkg so I'd have lots of left overs.
I also pounded three small pieces into sandwich size/textured things.

Do you fry chicken?  How?  What do you use for coating?

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/1/2011 9:56 PM EST
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Oh Nancy!  I'm afraid that I rarely fry chicken.  I usually buy skinless, boneless breasts that I marinate and my husband barbecues. Often I buy a rotisserie chicken at Costco which will last for at least 2 and usually 3 meals for us.  The only "fried chicken" we get is KFC.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/1/2011 11:07 PM EST
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Barbara -- a very small local grocery store has a small deli --- they sell the very best fried chicken you ever tasted.  But it's expensive - chicken breasts are almost $2 each.   I treat myself just too often. 
When I fry my own I use the skinless, boneless breasts and they are good - just not nearly as good at that grocery deli.
There is a KFC in the neighboring town but  I haven't been to KFC in 30 years.  I gotta' go try that.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 5:45 AM EST
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I do fry skinless,boneless chicken breast.I first dip in flour then beaten eggs then italian bread crumbs and fry in a small amount of oil ,not deep fried, then I place the chicken on my broiling pan and bake just a little while to make sure it is done and any excess grease cooks out.Nancy I also make schnitzel like this,when the boneless pork loin goes on sale I have the butcher cut it in 1/4'' slices and then I pound it out with a meat tenderizer as thin as possible and season with salt,pepper,garlic and onion powder and then bread the way I do the chicken only I use plain bread crumbs.These you don't have to put in the oven if you do'nt want being so thin they cook very quickly.When done I squeeze a little fresh lemon juice on mine and I serve this with sweet and sour cabbage and homemade spatzele or potato dumplings.My husband will eat these warmed up the next day on a bun wih lettuce and mayo.Have you tried using Panko bread crumbs? This is very good and it comes out extra crispy.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 7:37 AM EST
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That sounds great Gale ..... all I do is cut a skinless, boneless chicken breast into smaller pieces, smash in some flour and fry in hot canola oil.  I'd like to try something better.  Thanks.  Next trip to grocery I'll look for Panko.
I recently made the really good BBQ beef cooked in crock pot (my first crock pot cooking!). 
I want to try that recipe with pork so I bought a pork tenderloin - it's in the freezer right now.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE a fried pork tenderloin sandwich at a restaurant (of course, served with cole slaw - lol - boy, I eat a lot of cole slaw made correctly with Miracle Whip - lol)
There is no butcher in local stores but I have my own little meat tenderizer mallet and use it with confidence.  lol -- 
A  pork sandwich sounds SO good right now I'm thinking of delaying the BBQ pork and making some sandwiches today.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 7:53 AM EST
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I gave up fried chicken for the most part a while back.  The grease (even if it does not seem greasey) from fried foods just does not agree with me.  So I sometimes pull off most of the coating with the skin & eat a little.  It still tastes good....sigh.... but I never could cook it anyway.  The closest I came was using that Shake & Bake stuff in the oven.  Not a true fried chicken, but much more tasty than my previous attempts.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 9:56 AM EST
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Nancy, fry the tenderloin.  Use a less expensive cut like a shoulder or but t portion for the long slow cooking the pork should have a bit of connective tissue.  The tenderloin just won't be as tender.

I have not fried chicken in I don't know how many years.  When I get a taste for fried chicken I head to Popeye's for the spicy chicken, I get 2 pieces for me brea st and a wing and the rest of the pieces I get mild for my husband.

I do an oven baked chicken that is out of this world good, at least I think so.
A mixture of grated parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs and a little oregano salt and pepper.
Dip the chicken in evaporated milk or if I don't have that I will use an egg.
Put the chicken in the cheese and crumb mixture and bake.
Crispy, tasty chicken.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 10:58 AM EST
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Nancy, fry the tenderloin.  Use a less expensive cut like a shoulder or but t portion for the long slow cooking the pork should have a bit of connective tissue.  The tenderloin just won't be as tender. I have not fried chicken in I don't know how many years.  When I get a taste for fried chicken I head to Popeye's for the spicy chicken, I get 2 pieces for me brea st and a wing and the rest of the pieces I get mild for my husband. I do an oven baked chicken that is out of this world good, at least I think so. A mixture of grated parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs and a little oregano salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in evaporated milk or if I don't have that I will use an egg. Put the chicken in the cheese and crumb mixture and bake. Crispy, tasty chicken.
Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki, I love Popeyes chicken and their mashed potatos and gravy.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 11:10 AM EST
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That sounds great Gale ..... all I do is cut a skinless, boneless chicken breast into smaller pieces, smash in some flour and fry in hot canola oil.  I'd like to try something better.  Thanks.  Next trip to grocery I'll look for Panko. I recently made the really good BBQ beef cooked in crock pot (my first crock pot cooking!).  I want to try that recipe with pork so I bought a pork tenderloin - it's in the freezer right now.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE a fried pork tenderloin sandwich at a restaurant (of course, served with cole slaw - lol - boy, I eat a lot of cole slaw made correctly with Miracle Whip - lol) There is no butcher in local stores but I have my own little meat tenderizer mallet and use it with confidence.  lol --  A  pork sandwich sounds SO good right now I'm thinking of delaying the BBQ pork and making some sandwiches today.
Posted by Nancy G


LOL,Nancy you and that miracle whip.My mom used miracle whip too.I'm a mayo girl,I used the Helman's with canola oil.I do use miracle whip on BLT's I think that taste's better.I like coleslaw too,but I make a dressing with MAYO,apple cider vinegar,sugar,salt and pepper and I always get complements on my coleslaw.I also use that dressing on mac salad and potato salad.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 11:37 AM EST
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I just heard a joke that instead of flowers sent to a funeral send fried chicken, think that will be at my funeral...LOL

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 11:42 AM EST
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That sounds great Gale ..... all I do is cut a skinless, boneless chicken breast into smaller pieces, smash in some flour and fry in hot canola oil.  I'd like to try something better.  Thanks.  Next trip to grocery I'll look for Panko. I recently made the really good BBQ beef cooked in crock pot (my first crock pot cooking!).  I want to try that recipe with pork so I bought a pork tenderloin - it's in the freezer right now.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE a fried pork tenderloin sandwich at a restaurant (of course, served with cole slaw - lol - boy, I eat a lot of cole slaw made correctly with Miracle Whip - lol) There is no butcher in local stores but I have my own little meat tenderizer mallet and use it with confidence.  lol --  A  pork sandwich sounds SO good right now I'm thinking of delaying the BBQ pork and making some sandwiches today.
Posted by Nancy G



I got a free box from General Mills.  I belong to their psssst panel.  I love Panko bread crumbs.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 11:45 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Fried Chicken? : I got a free box from General Mills.  I belong to their psssst panel.  I love Panko bread crumbs.
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Elsa, what is the pssst panel?  How to become a member?  I will do ALMOST anything for "free"!

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 11:53 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Fried Chicken? : Hi Nikki, I love Popeyes chicken and their mashed potatos and gravy.
Posted by gale g

The biscuits are good as well.  I usually don't get the mashed potatoes and gravy, I fugure the fried chicken and a biscuit throws the diet off enough.  I will make green beans or something like that.
I think the Popeyes has much more flavor than KFC.  Those are the only two "fried chicken" places around here. 
North a bit from me, in Wisconsin you have places that sell Broasted Chicken.  That is good.  It is deep fried but done in a pressure cooker.  The result is a crispy and tender chicken.  The coating is lighter than that on KFC or Popeyes though.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 2:04 PM EST
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I love fried chicken! Fried food is my favorite, too bad I can't eat it as often as I would like.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/2/2011 2:39 PM EST
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I love fried chicken! Fried food is my favorite, too bad I can't eat it as often as I would like.
Posted by irma d


I don't think anyone can eat fried chicken or fried food as often as they would like! That's what makes it taste so good when you do get to "treat" yourself.
Sort of like Chicken skin or Turkey skin, it sure isn't that good for you but once in a while it sure tastes great.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/3/2011 12:08 AM EST
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I love fried chicken but, my heart doesn't. I had my husband pick up some about a week ago from a local chicken place. 6 huge, yummy pieces for less than $5. We had it with salads and mashed potatos. Now, I have to go another 4-6 months before I can indulge again.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 2/9/2011 11:34 PM EST
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I don't fry chicken either.  Occasionally I will take chicken cutlets, dip them in egg and Progresso bread crumbs or panko.  I put a small amount of olive oil in a pan, put the chicken in the pan and bake.  Comes out very well.  I have also done that with turkey cutlets.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 4/5/2011 8:57 AM EDT
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I make fried chicken and pork shops by dipping in flour, beaten egg and milk, and then dried bread crumbs ( I like regular finer crumbs better than panko).  Then I brown meat peces in a bit of oil and place on a rack in a dutch oven with a small amount of water in the bottom and put the covered pot in the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes at 325 degrees.  Uncover pot and bake a litlle longer to crisp up breading.   The meat is always tender and juicy.

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 4/5/2011 10:48 AM EDT
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I do my chicken the way my mother taught me(when I have the time to do it) dip chicken  into the egg mixed with milk mixture and  then throw them into a paper bag with flour and seasonings and shake til coated ...fry in skillet til golden brown and done...always  crispy...make with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy..and veggies...i dont make the homemade buscuits

Re: Fried Chicken?

posted at 4/5/2011 10:49 AM EDT
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LOVE fried chicken - brings back Sunday dinner memories!
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