There was leftovers and as I was packing it away, now that the chicken was a bit cooled off, I mentioned that it looked a bit greasy this time around but didn't think too much about it because I knew the leftovers could be crisped up in the oven again in no time.
And the next day that's exactly what I did for lunch. After putting them in the cast iron and into the oven, they came out wonderfully crispy. But then I got sight of what was in the bottom of the frypan. Hold onto your hats, I couldn't believe it. Out of two, count them, two pieces of chicken there was this huge puddle of grease.
Can you see it there in the pan? No? Well, here let me make it clearer by putting it into a measuring cup for ya.
Gross. Me. Out. The. Door. And I don't care how much that saying dates me. Out of two pieces of chicken over a tablespoon of fat. Sufficient to say, I'm totally turned off of getting that stuff for a long, long time.
Now if Barb would have just posted this recipe a few days earlier, I might have avoided this gross out post. But I'm so glad she posted it period. I made it for supper the other night and let me just say she deserves some kind of a prize. This was one of the easiest, one of the yummiest dishes I've tried. And I didn't even use a bag, I just used a big 'ole bowl to mix the whole thing. Really the only thing wrong with this dish is I'll have to double it next time because three of us ate the whole darn thing all by ourselves. Yes, it was that good. All we left was about 1/4 cup because well, we're not gluttons or anything around here. But if I wasn't so full I would have licked the pan. As it turned out, Samson was very glad I left that part for him. LOL.
So thank you Barb. I'd tip my hat to you if I wore one. The next time I'm under the weather, we'll keep on a-driving, with a laugh and a wave, keeping our wallets tucked away as we come upon that chicken joint knowing we can come home and have this totally easy, totally tasty, totally economical chicken dish on the table in less than an hour.