Chickens in the Kitchen

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by redredrose, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. redredrose

    redredrose Chicken

    Recipe Thread!!!

    Lucy, you're up. How do you make Paleo fried chicken?

    And...GO.
     
  2. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I'm eager to see what people post. I'm going to cook something this weekend! This may sound like a non-statement, but B is the cook in our household, so my turning on the oven is kind of a rarity...
     
  3. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    I used boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into quarters. I dipped them in egg, then rolled them around in a mixture of coconut flour, paprika, pepper, sea salt, garlic and this spice mixture that T gets from work. I fry them in a skillet with coconut oil! Yum! I had the leftovers for breakfast.
     
  4. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I made zucchini bluberry bread and muffins today!
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry- ... lp4116_l14

    They're SO good! Easily one of the best zucchini breads I've had. I subbed half the oil for applesauce and did half whole wheat and half white flour. I think they would have turned out a tad better (and healthier) with a little less sugar. I also should have halved the recipe because it made too much. I didn't have mini loaf pans so I did one regular loaf, one tray of regular sized muffins, and one tray of minis. I think I'm going to send the minis with my husband to work tomorrow since he doesn't eat sweets and I don't need all of these for myself. I can toss the regulars in the freezer for a quick breakfast or something.
     
  5. ejs

    ejs Chicken

    I freaking loooove zucchini bread!
     
  6. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Who was it that told me about using the crockpot/blender to shred chicken? It was on the old board and now is Lost Foreverz.
     
  7. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

    I've never done it with a blender, but I know you can shred it with the paddle attachment on the kitchenaid mixer.
     
  8. ejs

    ejs Chicken

    I've never used a blender but i use the crockpot for chicken and it basically falls apart. it shreds with two forks super, duper easily. I wouldn't bother messing up a second piece of kitchen equipment
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I don't have a kitchen aid, but I seriously considered it when I found out you could shred chicken with it.
     
  10. W&C

    W&C Chicken

    I do the same as Ejs - just shred chicken with 2 forks. If you cook it in the crockpot, the work is basically done for you. If you just cook the chicken in some water or whatnot on the stove, it's still easy to shred with forks.
     
  11. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

    This is true. While you can shred it with a kitchenaid, it's not really a reason to run out an buy one. In the crockpot meat normally just falls apart.
     
  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I've cooked it in the crockpot before, but it never did anything akin to falling apart. Fork shredding is way too labor intensive.
     
  13. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3


    What were you making? How long did you cook it? I've had some real crockpot fails with chicken breasts, but when I do thighs it turns out okay and shreds easy.
     
  14. ejs

    ejs Chicken

    Did you cook it long enough and with plenty of liquid? I've never had an issue with meat NOT falling apart in the crockpot! It always shreds. In fact, if i put a fork in there to try to get it out, it falls apart. I literally have to use a giant scoop!

    I only use breasts in the crockpot....but mine is definitely in there 10+ hours
     
  15. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I've never used a crock pot or a mixer to shread meat. I just throw it in a baking dish with plenty of liquid and put it in the oven at a low temperature for a couple hours. It falls apart easily and shreds well with forks.
     
  16. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    When I cook my freezer meals and have a ton of chicken to shred I use my kitchen aid.
     
  17. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

    I could see how that would be worth it when you are shredding in bulk.
     
  18. redredrose

    redredrose Chicken

    I have an eggplant in my fridge that I want to eat soon. Besides the obvious eggplant parm, someone tell me wtf to do with it.
     
  19. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I might be able to dig up a moussaka recipe for you, but that's pretty heavy for August, and really involved to make. Ask gimmeoatmeal - she's good at the light, healthy summer dinner thing.
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I would just marinate it, grill it, and have it with crostini.
     
  21. redredrose

    redredrose Chicken

    I don't have a grill, though. :sad:

    Skillet?
     
  22. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Or roast it in the oven.
     
  23. redredrose

    redredrose Chicken

    Little olive oil, some salt and pepper, and just cook it in the oven? Do we think that would be tasty?
     
  24. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I would use a vinegar too. Balsamic or red wine or something. And garlic.
     
  25. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Red, I made a casserole with eggplant and tomatoes a week or two ago. It was pretty okay.