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That's a lot of potato
Back in the lab again. Tonight we've got Oven Fried Chicken, Dirty Mashed Potatoes, and steamed green beans. The Oven Fried Chicken recipe (serves 3):

-Trim the fat off the chicken breasts and wash.
-Hammer the breasts until they are flat to allow even cooking
-In a freezer bag, mix the following ingredients:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8-10 grinds of pepper

Once mixed evenly, add the chicken pieces to the bag and let it sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, evenly mix the following ingredients in another freezer bag to coat the chicken:
1 cup of dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder/granules
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried parsely
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
10-15 grinds of pepper
1 teaspoon California chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

After 20 minutes in the fridge, toss the pieces into the spiced breading bag and shake. Shake n' bake baby.
--If you have time, refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes to really get the coating to stick--
Heat oven to 400 degrees, and splash some olive oil  (drizzle it down the middle) on each side. Insert pieces for 25-30 minutes on a baking sheet w/wax sheet over it (allows for turning w/o sticking)
-After 15 minutes, flip pieces.

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Something about steam makes you hungry
Get one of your 5 daily servings of veggies with some steamed green beans. (steam for ~10 minutes or until desired crispiness). If you want some awesome mashed potatoes that my mom used to make in the kitchen, follow this:

Cube and wash 6 medium russet potatoes
Boil for 30-45 minutes or until fork soft, drain
Add 1/2 cup milk, 1 stick of butter, 1 cup sour cream, and 3/4 cup shredded cheese. If desired, add garlic powder to taste for garlic mashed.
Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Serve...

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Yeah buddy, give it some worcester sauce and your set.
Wah lah. For those of you wondering, I had never tried this recipe nor the concept of shaking and baking before. And to the satisfaction of myself and my roommates, pretty tasty. Looking forward to something new tomorrow, but if you have some ideas feel free to leave 'em in the comments.

 


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