Saturday, July 12, 2014

PAN-FRIED CHICKEN STRIPS & BAKED POTATO #SoulfoodSaturday



When I am hungry, I am starving. And then I will grab everything in my fridge labelled "fattening" and throw them all into a pan. I'm really a little bit of a purist most of the time, but on weekends, when I stay in bed for most of the time, unless I am working (like I am today) - it's absolutely free for all in terms of calories.

Sometimes, you just can't shake that craving for the junkier side of things. So, I decided years ago, if I am going to eat something that might trigger a heart attack - I might aswell do it right. FYI - home-cooked "junk food" can also be known as "soul food". Even bacon & waffles. YES.

INGREDIENTS

filleted chicken (I use chicken breast)
1 egg
flour
potatoes
sharp cheddar cheese
gouda cheese
plain greek yogurt
dried parsley
butter
cooking oil (I use coconut oil)
salt & pepper to taste

It takes about 90mins to bake a large potato, maybe 60mins for a medium sized one, so you can start with that. While the potato is baking, you can keep checking if its done by piercing it with a fork, to check if its cooked through.

PREPARATION

  1. Pre-heat oven at about 300 degrees (150 degree celsius). 
  2. Wash potatoes thoroughly and scrub the skin. Lightly salt and pepper the whole potato, then wrap into aluminum foil and place into oven.
  3. Keep checking the potatoes about an hour into baking and when they are close to being cooked, wash chicken and cut into inch-thick strips.
  4. Beat egg in a bowl, place chicken strips in the egg and cover generously.
  5. Spread flour on a plate, and roll chicken strips in the flour until completely covered.
  6. Pour some oil in a pan and fry chicken strips until golden brown.
  7. Once the potato is cooked through, slice it in half while still in the aluminum foil, add some butter and then top off with grated cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese melts.
  8. Take greek yogurt (my favorite!) and add some salt and pepper. Mix well.
  9. Place potatoes & chicken on a plate, cover with the yogurt and garnish with some dried parsley and pepper.
VOILA. 

BEST BAD CALORIES EVER. XXX


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