Showing posts from February, 2013

Chick-fil-a Copycat Nuggets

Reid and I have not eaten at chick-fil-a in over a year and I was really starting to miss it. Reid suggested we stop supporting their business once they officially came out as anti-gay. He is much stronger than me, and I found myself craving that delicious chicken and those crispy waffle fries I decided to try this recipe I found on Pinterest and man, oh, man! It delivered! Tastes so good and so much like the real thing! Now I just need the time to make home made waffle fries (I used frozen).

Chick-fil-A Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Serves 2

Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with salt & pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 egg
1-1/4 cups flour
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup peanut oil, divided (or canola or vegetable oil)

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons h…

Quick-Roasted Mustard and Garlic Chicken

I'll admit it, I've never actually roasted a whole chicken before. In fact, I was a little intimidated of the thought of it. And it's not like there was ever a need for it. Since I just cook for me and Reid, a whole chicken is usually excessive and seemed like a waste of my time and effort. Plus, it's so easy and cheap to buy rotisserie chicken if I need some cooked chicken in a pinch. But Sanderson Farms had whole roasting chickens on sale and I figured it was time to get in a little poultry roasting practice before I have to tackle a turkey. Since I cooked this on a weeknight after work, there was no way I would've gotten it on the table on time without a few shortcuts. I read about this spatchcock (or butterflying) butchering technique in Martha Stewart Living a few months ago and it cuts roasting time in half. It's pretty awesome. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it for myself. I watched this video by Jaques Pippin to help me through …