I wanted some fried chicken the other night but not the usual fried chicken. My taste buds wanted something very flavorful and different.
They were saying Italian and sauce. That's when i decided to add Italian seasoning to my flour. For the sauce I thought it should be gar-
licky. Then I remembered my Seafood Sauce. While I was making it I decided to add the drippings from the chicken in the frying pan to it.
Here's what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.
Italian Seasoned Fried Chicken Dinner
Cook according to the package directions (I use a rice cooker):
2 cups of Rice
In the mean time, heat up a cast iron frying pan or better yet a chicken fryer (looks like a frying pan with taller sides) on medium high heat.
Cut into fork size pieces and set aside in a medium size mixing bowl:
4 Lg. Chicken Breast Halves
In a pie pan put in and combine:
2 cups All Purpose Flour
3 TBS of Italian Seasoning (or you can use equal parts of your favorite Italian Seasonings to equal 3TBS)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat.
Put into frying pan. NOTE: This will cook quickly! Take chicken out as soon as it starts to get golden, and put into a 9"x13" pan, then into a heated oven (350 degrees) to hot.
Reserve the drippings, you'll add this to the sauce later.
In a 2 qt. sauce pan saute together:
2 TBS Garlic-minced
1 TBS Olive Oil
Once the garlic starts to get golden add:
2 cups Chicken Broth
1/2 cup Wine ( Chardonnay,Chablis or White Zinfindale)
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
Bring all to a boil.
Turn down to a gentle boil (simmer).
Mix together in a cup until smooth and a milky liquid:
3 TBS Corn Starch
2 TBS Water (you may need a little more)
Stir in cornstarch liquid stirring CONSTANTLY, until thickened to a thin gravy.
Add drippings from frying pan and stir into above sauce.
In a heated cast iron frying pan stir fry together until onion is tender:
3 TBS Olive Oil
1 Lg. Bell Pepper-sliced
1 Lg. Sweet Onion
3 cups of Broccoli Florets
Add 1/4 cup of water to steam the broccoli a bit.
To serve put the sauce on the chicken and /or the rice. If you don't want rice mashed potatoes are great with it as well.
When it's all done you have dinner for 4-6 adults that cost about $10.00 to make (provided you have the ingredients on hand).
NOTE:You can purchase Italian Seasoning from me for $6.00 for a 4oz. bag. If I need to ship it postage will be added.
Call me at (530) 528-8825 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.