Baked crispy buttermilk chicken with oven baked chips and coleslaw. I marinated it overnight and I couldn't believe how tender they were after only cooking the pieces in the oven for 40 mins
yum! can you post the chicken recipe?
I've no idea what to cook - I loose all my enthusiasm for cooking on the 7 days my dh is away and it's just me and the kids - I was going to make chilli con carne but it's so hot. I need some new ideas..
Julz, I mashed a whole bunch of recipes together but it was something like this:
Marinate the chicken overnight (must be overnight for the chicken to be deliciously tender, I marinated it 3 hrs one other time and it was not enough). For flavour, I added one clove of minced garlic, 1/4 grated onion, paprika, 1/2 tsp crushed celery seeds (or else some chopped celery would also work I think, it is just for flavour) the buttermilk. That's enough for 5-7 pieces of chicken (I used a combination of drumsticks and thigh fillet pieces)
Make the crumb mixture by combining 2 cups crushed cornflakes (or panko, I used a mix of both as I didn't have enough panko), salt, pepper, 3-4 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese, a small handful of thyme leaves (I used fresh but you could use dried).
Take the chicken out of the marinade, let the excess drip off. Then press the chicken piece into the crumbs and cover the entire piece in crumbs. Place on a lined oven tray on top of a wire rack (the pieces will definitely stick to the rack and I haven't worked out whether I can just put it onto a paper lined tray), bake at 180 degrees c (160 fan forced) for 40 mins.