Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oven Fried Chicken with a twist

With a very short-lived reprieve in the weather this week and with the snow fall warnings in the forecast again, meals have all been about simple, warm and of course, economical. But I've also been bored, feeling like I've been cooking the same old, same old. So when I found this twist on oven fried chicken, and having a curry lover in the house, I knew I had to give it a try.

But did it meet my criteria? Let's see. Quick? Check. Easy? Check. Economical? Check. But the most important thing: did it taste delish? Double check! So it was a definite keeper.

(original recipe on Cooks.com listed as Curried Chicken)

-1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
-2 tsp. onion powder
-2 - 3 tsp. curry powder, depending on taste. I started with the 2 but next time would use 3.
-3/4 tsp. salt
-1/2 tsp. dry mustard
-1 clove fresh garlic, peeled and crushed (or you can use 1/8 tsp. garlic powder if you don't have fresh)
-1/4 tsp. paprika
-1 cup milk
-12 chicken drumsticks

Rinse the drumsticks and pat dry. Preheat oven to 375*F. Lightly grease or spray with Pam a 13x9 in baking dish or cover a baking sheet with foil for really easy cleanup.

Pour milk into a bowl. Mix everything else but the chicken pieces in another bowl. Dip the drumsticks first into the milk and then into the breadcrumbs, covering with the crumbs well.

Transfer to baking dish.

Bake for 1 hour or until crisp, turning once during baking.

And can you believe I didn't take a picture of the finished product? Sheesh. You'll just have to use your imagination. I served this with Rice-A-Roni of the famous San Fransisco Treat fame. And I was very popular that night.


Islandsparrow said...

Looks good - and I have chicken legs in the freezer. Thanks Suzanne! I made our pineapple curry rice dish this week - it is one of our favourites!

we have a temperature of 7 coming on Thursday - it feels downright balmy :)

ellen b. said...

Oh no more weather headed your way! The chicken looks delish and with rice a roni yum :0)

GiBee said...

Sounds delicious -- we love curry.

And -- I have that same exact bowl -- actually, two of them!!! White Corell with a blue line? Too funny.

Michelle said...

That sounds so yummy Susanne ,Look forward to making this next week.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Rice-a-Roni! YOu know i love it.

Christine said...

Oh I am going to try this! Thank-you for sharing this!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...


I soak my chicken in buttermilk at least 30 minutes before cooking (but I'm a fryer.) Will have to try this recipe.

Org Junkie said...

You know all these years I thought I didn't like curry until I was eating something that I thought was curry and my girlfriend said that's not curry. I still don't know what it is that I don't like though LOL.

annie said...

It looks really good!