Everyday Mom's Meals: Southern Shortcut

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Southern Shortcut

Sometimes it's amazing to me the vastness of food in this great country of ours. Each region has it's own specialty, and they are every so proud of it and happy to tell you they make it better than anyone else! In New England, you will get some fine clam chowder and lobster. In the west, you can indulge in some great Tex Mex or more traditional Mexican dishes. And in the south? Well, let's just say if you like either saucy ribs or fried chicken, then hit the road and head to one of our hospitable southern states! These people know their chicken; and their chicken is breaded and fried just like mama used to make! 

It seems like every time I turn on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on Food Network, Guy Fieri is biting into a juicy succulent piece of chicken right out of the fryer. This has caused a major void in my life b/c I don't have a piece to eat while I watch! I'm hungry for some traditional fried chicken! But let's be honest, I'm the mom who is all about every day food on the table as quick as possible. And while I understand it's not a complicated dish and it doesn't take all the time in the world, I love finding shortcuts and new ways of preparation to diminish that time even more. When I saw this in a Taste of Home magazine I knew it would be a perfect compromise- my craving satisfied but in a more timely manner! It has all the makings of that Southern comfort food we all know and love, but with a busy mom twist!

Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
1 egg
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 lbs. chicken tenders
Vegetable oil for frying

In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt and paprika. dip chicken in egg mixture and then flour mixture. Heat an electric skillet to 375 and fry chicken a few pieces at a time for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.

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Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Looks like pure Country Cooking to me! YUM!

Tricia @ Recipe Roundup said...

Looks "Finger Lickin'" good!

Stacy @ Faith and Family said...

These look delish! Thanks for sharing at Menu Mondays.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Delicious recipe and you teach that son of yours how much better these are than MacD's chicken processed food pieces

GREAT post

Taunnie said...

I was going to fix Shake n Bake for dinner tonight but I think I'll fix this instead. It looks DELICIOUS and sounds like it won't take any longer than the S&B. Thanks!

Miranda said...

Don't you just love DDD on Food Network? Your chicken looks great. Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, see you next week!

Miz Helen said...

Krista, this looks like an awesome chicken recipe that we would really enjoy. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
See you soon,
Miz Helen

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Elizabeth said...

Sunday Dinner this week! Yum!

humtv said...

Diners Drive Ins and Dives (DDD, The Triple D) are a United State American food television series show. The host of this show “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” is Guy Fieri.