Monday, November 21, 2011

Butter Baked Chicken-Take 2:Holiday Recipe Exchange:Week 10 (Butter)

Butter Baked Chicken
Note: None of what I am about to write about pertains to this recipe. It's good-go try it. Now listen to me ramble:
As this post is another submission for The Holiday Recipe Exchange (view Week 1 Parts 1 and 2, Week 3, Week Six, Week Seven, Week Nine , and Part 1 Week 10) let's talk about the upcoming holiday, shall we? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This is the first Thanksgiving I have ever hosted, or even got close to hosting. Growing up, we always spent Thanksgiving day at my paternal grandparents' house (which oftentimes meant we had spaghetti for Thanksgiving dinner--NO COMPLAINTS!) and we celebrated with my mom's side on the following Sunday. My mom has never hosted it. So I've never seen the full of thing up close. All I know is that she made Pumpkin Pie (and I am doing the same-even using the same recipe!....Yes...it's the one from the back of the can...shut up I love it.). Last year I wasn't able to go home, but I worked that day (as Michael was still in Ohio)-so...obviously...no real effort there. This year I'm hosting a "small" dinner at our apartment with me, Michael, and my friends Brandon and (maybe) Trish. I say "small" because, although it is very few guests....I'm making a lot of food. What are we having? Well....

Main Course: 
Turkey, duh. But, specifically, as I am a little nervous to make a whole one (and since there are only a few of us) my mom gave us two Butterball Turkey breasts. I'm still kind of nervous...

Side Dishes: 
Rolls (brought by Brandon)
Cranberry sauce (also brought by Brandon. I don't like it. Him and Michael do, so, whatever)
Gravy (there are packets that came with the turkey)
Corn (frozen corn of the cob...I just need to cook it a little. Then I'll cut it off the cob, just because it's easier)


Dessert:
Pumpkin Pie (previously mentioned)
Mini apple pies (for Michael-he doesn't like pumpkin pie-, and maybe Brandon too.)



See? Lots of food. I'm excited about leftovers though :). Not to mention I'll have two hungry boys who eat like food's going out of business and never ever never gain a speck of weight. Anyway, I'm a little anxious about the whole thing, even though it seems like a pretty low pressure situation. But, I have to work today (and I worked yesterday....that sounds really pathetic. Most people work most days, huh?) and I haven't gotten the cleaning done that I would have liked to....ah well it will all come together. What are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you as nervous as I am? If so I wish you luck and hope that you wish me some too!

...and oh yeah. Here's the recipe you came here for:

Butter Baked Chicken

Adapted very slightly from Cassie Craves


Butter Baked Chicken
Ingredients:
  • 10 pieces of chicken (bone-in, boneless. Doesn't matter-use whatever you prefer. I used bone-in drumsticks for Michael and boneless chicken breasts for me).
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 sleeves crushed buttery crackers (such as Ritz, or I used Town House)
  • Seasonings of your choice (garlic, onion, S&P, paprika, etc.)
  • 4 tbsp. butter
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix eggs and milk in one bowl. Put flour in another bowl. Mix crackers and seasonings in a third bowl.
  • Dip chicken in flour, then egg/milk mixture, then crackers.
  • Melt butter in a large pan on stove and brown chicken (in batches) on both sides in the butter.
  • Transfer to a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 30 more minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly and serve.
Butter Baked Chicken
Don't you love getting to see what Michael and I, respectively eat? I thought so! So here's more. He had drumsticks (and some corn, ya know, let's attempt to inject some veggies).
Butter Baked Chicken
And I had that scrumptious looking chicken breast. Don't get dirty-we're talking about food here. Forrealsies, though, I'm hungry now. I'm gonna go eat. Buh bye!

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Kerrygold
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