Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Southern Fried Chicken -- Recipe

Southern Fiction at it's best!

This is a story about what home can mean to those fortunate enough to have spent their early lives in a place with a family history. It opens when the three Adams children face the fateful summer when Maiden Run seems besieged. The echoes of that summer sound in each of their lives thereafter. The theme of what is so often lost to "progress" runs through the story the way Maiden Run flows through the farm. Finally, the Adams children must deal each in his or her own way with how to continue without that place, and we are reminded of how deep some roots grow.

Southtern Fried Chicken from the Oven

1 whole broiler-fryer chicken (cut into pieces)
1 cup butter (melted)
2 cups Ritz crackers (crushed)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon cumin


Spray a sheet cake style pan with a non stick spray like Pam.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Wash chicken thoroughly and lay on paper towels and pat dry.
Melt butter in Microwave in a medium sized dish. 

Place Ritz cracker crumbs in a large bowl.

Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl.

Dip chicken pieces in the butter then immediately into the cracker crumbs.

Place chicken in the sprayed pan.

When all chicken is in the pan, sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning mix.

Bake in a 350°F oven for approx 40 to 55 minute or until chicken is completely cooked. You may be tempted to turn 1/2 way through baking. You can if you want, but it's really not necessary.

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