Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mama's Fried Chicken

This meal has been a "COMFORT" food favorite since I can remember. Every year on my birthday (when I was young), my mother would cook us our favorite dish. I always requested this dinner:
Homemade Fried chicken with a delicately creamy and buttery gravy! Much love was always cooked into this dinner and now it's my turn to make it for my boys.
If this is what you want, then read ahead, buy some ingredients and start your cookin!
(btw, picture is shown with Lemon Asparagus as the side dish)

You will need:
1 C. flour
1 tsp. Natures Seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
1 tsp. Garlic powder

Place all these ingredients in a bag and shake it all together.

Remaining ingredients:
1/3 cup canola oil
5 pieces of chicken (I used 2 breasts and 3 drumsticks)--However, you can increase the amount of chicken or decrease depending on the size of your family.
Milk (about 1/2 cup or so)
2 C. Hot water mixed with 2 cubes chicken bouillon

Take your chicken and sprinkle it with a dash of salt and pepper before you coat it in the flour mixture. 
Then take the chicken and place it in the bag. SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL! (you know...just shake it!)

Pour 1/3 cup of canola Oil into a skillet. Let the skillet and oil heat to 350 degrees.
Place coated chicken on the hot oil. Let cook for about 5-6 min or until golden brown.
Turn chicken over and cook other sides.
Once all sides have a golden brown color with a crispy texture, place in a glass baking dish.

Cover, and place in oven at 250 degrees for 2 hours.

With remaining oil, reduce skillet heat to 200 or so.

Then take abour 5-6 heaping tablespoons of your flour mixture and whisk into the oil.

After the flour and oil has been incorprated, then pour in the 2 cups of hot water with the 2 bouillons.
Whisk together.

Then slowly add milk to your skillet. Little bits at a time and taste it as you start to pour more and more and it should be a salty, yet buttery taste. If you add more milk, you'll dilute the saltiness,  and increase the creamy texture, but if that's what you're going for...then add milk according to your taste.
Serve with Mashed potatoes and a veggie of your choice!
Enjoy one of our favorite COMFORT food classics!

Recipe courtesy of Mama Holdaway.

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