Versatile Chicken


The girls have been sharing our master bathroom for the last 8 years or so. First because they liked our tub better, then because they liked our shower better. This weekend their daddy kicked them out. They’ve been shipped off to their own bathroom. I tired to tell him that was pretty normal these days. It is isn’t it?? It wasn’t an easy transition. There was lots of moping around, followed by “I have to go all the way up there??” It’s a good thing they weren’t born to Aaron Spelling. They’d never survive in that house. I told them I’d pack them a snack, water bottle and flashlight in case they got lost along the way. A few days later it’s actually going pretty well. They’ve stopped complaining and they are actually taking better care of their room. They have even made their beds!

I’m working my way through the poultry section of my Great American Cookbook (adapted slightly). This one is simply called “versatile chicken”. I’m not exactly sure what the “versatile” part means but it was pretty good. I’m leaving the nutritional information off of this one because you don’t use all of the ingredients when you dip the chicken.

4 small Chicken Breasts
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1 Tbs Chicken Broth
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 cup Butter, melted

Combine buttermilk, chicken broth and oregano; mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes; stir.

Place chicken in large bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture over chicken until coated. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a Ziploc bag, combine flour and paprika. Add chicken, 2 pieces at a time and shake to coat.

Place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Drizzle butter over chicken.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until golden brown. Mine took about 40 minutes.

Servings: 4

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Baked Parmesan Paprika Chicken


Yesterday was supposed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. I sure hope that’s right because it actually wasn’t too bad. The worst part was that it was KettleWorx Cardio day, the President thought his inauguration was more important than the Today show and Young and the Restless ,and it took 4 tries to get Taylor and Megan’s coffee smoothie the way they wanted it. (that one to come later)

This is a simple recipe that everyone loves. Super moist and lots of flavor.

1/4 cup Flour
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tbs Fat Free Milk
4 Chicken Breast Halves, boneless & skinless
1/4 cup Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine flour, parmesan, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture.

Place in baking dish and pour the butter evenly over the chicken.

Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until the cheese has browned and the chicken is cooked through. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken.

Adapted from All Recipes

Calories 393
Total Fat 24.7g
Total Carbohydrates 1.7g
Protein 39.6g
Nutrition Grade C+

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