Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Gone in a Flash

The photo above was a still from a video Tam shot of me at the range a while back. But the "gone in a flash" I'm referring to is dinner. 

Oven Crunch Buttermilk Brined Chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. To start, get out a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan (line with foil if you wish, for easy clean up) and place a wire rack on it if you have one. But first, the brine!

Buttermilk Brine:

2 cups buttermilk
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 teaspoons Heavy Metal Heat Hot Sauce
1/2 of a large sweet onion, chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cloves garlic, smashed

1 whole chicken cut into pieces, rinsed and patted dry (or you can use bone-in breasts and/or some leg/thigh quarters or assorted pieces, about 2-3 pounds total).

Coating Mix:

2 cups crushed Rice Crispies brand cereal (I've also made this with crushed Rice or Corn Chex)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the real stuff, not the green can)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon Hot Hungarian Paprika

Mix together buttermilk, lemon juice, hot sauce, onion, garlic and thyme in a bowl. Use a size that will allow the chick pieces to be submerged like Sea Wolf. Add chicken and cover with Saran Wrap and marinate in the fridge 6-12 hours

Mix well crushed cereal, Parmesan cheese, thyme and Paprika together. Remove chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off, and dredge in the coating, pressing firmly so that it will adhere.

Sprinkle with a dash of salt and freshly ground pepper and bake in a preheated for about 45 minutes until golden and crisp (check at 40 minutes). Do not turn while baking or you'll lose some of the coating.

Enjoy - We had rosemary/honey roasted sweet potatoes and sourdough garlic toast with it.


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