real food. real life.
Ah, pregnancy cravings. They are a joy.
I've been craving the foods I ate as a kid. The healthy and not so healthy ones. Fresh cut carrot sticks, Chinese Food, Mac n' Cheese, Chicken & Rice Soup, Honey on toast, Apple Juice... the list goes on. This little recipe is inspired by such a craving: "Shake n' Bake Chicken".
Not even wanting to consider reading the ingredients on a box of shake n' bake, I figured this wouldn't be hard to recreate. People make their own crispy chicken wings all of the time. I have never really had an urge to make them. Until now that is. So, here's the recipe I settled on. They tasted wonderful and very much shake n' bake. But this time I KNEW what the ingredients were and how much of them I used. A much healthier and safer way to eat!
Total Time: 45 minutes
Chicken Wings & drumsticks (try to for a company who prides themselves on healthy chicken raising/feeding practices)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp each chill powder, garlic powder, dried basil and any other spices you like!
A few dashes of sea salt/pepper
Oil for greasing pan (I used Earth Balance butter spread)
What to do:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Mix flour with spices. Blend well.
3) Separate chicken wings & drumsticks. Give a little rinse and then dunk, one by one, into flour mixture to coat. Place on greased baking pan.
4) Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden crispy. Goes great with a baked potato & spicy turnip fries. Or mashed turnip for my childhood-food-craving-self... :)
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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Here's a pic of me and my babies. Just because.
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