Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Domestic, Healthy

This week, I’m linking up with Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday and The How To Mommy’s Meal Planning Monday.

My kitchen is so confused. Silken tofu and dairy free cream cheese in the morning, buttermilk fried chicken at night. What can I say? I cook what makes me happy and then I do my best to cook for my family the things that make them happy. There is a lot of dish washing going on around here.

I first found this recipe in February and bookmarked it to do it, but I’m not a huge fan of frying (or more specifically, the splashy mess it makes of my stove top) so I put it off. Once we got down to LA I thought it was time to actually cook up some of these dusty bookmarked recipes and away I went. I’m not going to lie, it feels so wrong to pour that much oil in a pot and have at it, but I’ll keep the honesty going and admit that it was actually a fun recipe to make.

Super simple to do, as long as you make sure your oil doesn’t get too hot (but gets hot enough) and you have some patience with it. Everyone loved this meal, I served it with wedges! I will not be making this again this week, but it did rank really high with the fam so I will likely make it again soonish and thought it’d be a fun addition to Menu Monday! This week I will photograph all of the recipes as I do them so I can link back to them!

This Week’s Menu:

Monday – Stroganoff with Rosemary Pretzels for the fam, Picnic Tortilla Pinwheels for me and Elmo Cupcakes for dessert

Tuesday – Souvlaki with Rice for the fam, Untoppable Black Bean Soup for me and Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars for dessert

Wednesday – Pizza Bites with Garlic Pull Apart Bread for the fam, Vegan Quesadilla for me and Maple & Oats Cookie Chews for dessert

Thursday – Chicken and Bacon Wraps with Mozzarella Balls for the fam, Rice and Tempeh Bacon Reuben for me and Fudge Babies for dessert

Friday – Spaghetti & Meatballs with Homemade Breadsticks for the fam, Skinny Elvis Sandwich for me and Black Bottom Coconut Bars for dessert

Saturday – We’re going to our friend’s BBQ dinner and I’m going to make him this (he reads my blog so I’m not telling till he sees it)

Sunday – Mini Chicken Hot Pockets with Potato Rings for the fam, Chick Pea Salad for me and Salty Sweet Butterscotch Brownies for dessert

Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken – via Allrecipes

Whatever chicken pieces you want / need
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp ground thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups buttermilk
Seasoned flour:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 1/2 quarts peanut oil for frying

Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Before you do anything, mix all of the ingredients in the left column with the buttermilk, plunk your chicken in it and soak for about 6 hours. Then get your oil heating and theeeeeeen, mix all the ingredients on the right side and use that to dredge your chicken pieces in.
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
So you just shake off the buttermilk coated piece of chicken and place it in the seasoned flour. Roll it around a bunch to make sure it’s totally coated. Pile them all up and wait for your oil to heat to about 350 degrees.
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Now add your chicken to the pot, with 2 1/2 quarts of oil you should be able to cook all of the chicken at once. Leave it in there for about 10 minutes, then poke at it and turn all the pieces around and leave it for another 10-15 minutes. Dry the chicken on pieces of paper towel for at least 10 minutes. Serve with wedges and a salad!
Menu Monday and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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