If winter has got you down, this meal will bring you right back up. It’s got summer all over it, but is the comfort food you desire in colder temps. You might think that this is just another boring chicken recipe. I assure you that this will up your chicken game. In fact, you can use the mix from the recipe to season the batter for your fried chicken. Yes, it’s that’s good and versatile.
So let’s get started…
The experimental chicken…which I will now call K’s Kickin’ Chicken came about in a cold and boring night. Is anyone else bored with the daily fare? I am tired of coming up with dinners, I often say. The reality is, I’m tired of the same thing every week, like I have a one page menu to pick from.
You can’t eat just the chicken though. You’ll need a couple sides. Let’s keep it light. The winter is too often an excuse to eat heavy.
Steamed Green Beans
Wash and cut the stems from fresh green beans. If the green beans are too long to fit in your pot, you can cut them in half. Place a steamer basket (Please use metal. Plastic can melt in the pan. I learned that the hard way.) in an ample size sauce pan with an inch of water. Put the beans in the basket and cover. Heat with steam for about 5-8 minutes depending on the tenderness you prefer for your beans.
If you can’t find fresh green beans, use frozen. You’ll just get to skip the first couple of steps. It may take a little longer to heat the beans through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, add a little butter to deepen the flavor.
A nice addition to this compact but tasty pairing is biscuits. If you use Bisquick or another baking mix, follow the directions on the packaging. Do you prefer to use a product you put together yourself?
If you’re building your own mix or using store bought, be sure to brush some melted butter on the top of the biscuits. You can also add crumbles to the batter to improve texture and flavor. These biscuits will be light and airy.
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