Sunday, June 26, 2016

CREOLE OVEN FRIED CHICKEN THIGHS





This recipe was in one of the local cookbooks that I gave to Big Brothers & Big Sisters. 

It is delicious!  I'll be making this again.



Ingredients:

4 lbs chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed

Seasoned Brine 
1 quart (4 cups) water 
1/4 cup sugar 
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
3 tbsp Tabasco sauce (or your favorite red pepper hot sauce) 
2 tbsp seasoning salt 
1 tbsp garlic powder

For the seasoned brine: Whisk together the water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt, and garlic powder in large bowl until sugar and seasoning salt dissolve.
Add chicken to seasoned brine and refrigerate, covered, for 1 to 8 hours. Don't brine longer than 8 hours or chicken will be too salty.  about 4 hours is good.
Discard the seasoned brine and rinse chicken well. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rinsing removes excess salt and the chicken must be dry for dry coating mix to stick.
Preheat oven to 375-F. Adjust rack to middle position of oven.


Creole Coating 
2 cups uncrushed, unsweetened, corn flakes cereal (crushed down makes about 1 cup of coating) 
2 Tbsp flour 
1 Tbsp paprika 
1 tsp ground black pepper 
1 tsp ground white pepper 
1/8 to 1/16 tsp cayenne red pepper (more or less to taste) 
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp poultry seasoning 
1/2 to 1 tsp seasoning salt (more or less to taste)


Directions: Crush corn flakes in a 1-gallon zip lock bag with rolling pin. Do not crush to a fine dust, leave some small bits of flakes for a crispy coating on the chicken. Mix remaining dry ingredients together in small bowl and add to crushed corn flakes in zip lock bag. Shake to mix well.
Spray each piece of chicken on both sides with cooking spray until damp enough for cornflake coating to stick. Place each oiled chicken thigh, one at a time, into zip lock bag and coat with crushed corn flakes and spices. Place coated thighs bone side down on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle any unused crushed corn flake mixture from zip lock bag over chicken thighs until they are all coated evenly. Spray each corn flake coated chicken thigh on baking sheet with more cooking spray just to slightly moisten coating. Be careful not to rinse off coating with the spray.
Bake on middle rack of oven at 375 for 30 to 45 minutes or until internal meat temperature reaches 175 degrees or cook until juices from chicken run clear and meat near bone is no longer pink. Do not turn thighs over during cooking or coating may fall off.

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36 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. I used to make chicken with corn flake crumbs all the time. The brine sounds good. I used to marinate the chicken in salad dressing. I haven't made this is so long, maybe it is time to try cooking again. Linda, you must have been trying so hard to hole on to your cookbooks. What a hard item to give away. Hopefully someone who loves cooking as much as you do, will get them and cherish them as you did.

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    1. I've used salad dressing also but the brine brings out the flavor in this.

      I hope someone will love the cookbooks also.

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  2. ohh yes sounds delish! thanks for the recipe for creole oven fried chicken!

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  3. This I will try. Looks so good.

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    1. Dottie- Larry is really gonna love this one. Tell him I made it for him!

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  4. I have never cooked anything like this but you have me willing to try! Looks good!

    Come over to my link party and share this with everyone:
    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-link-up-013/
    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks Ashleigh!

      I visited the blog and joined the Friday party, added you to my list. See you again next week!

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  5. Hi Linda! I've never done a brine before... sounds like it would make the chicken taste delish!! I'm so glad you shared this! Thank you for linking up at DI & DI :)

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    1. Lori- we did a turkey a long time ago and I really didn't like it. When I saw this the chicken recipe included a brine my hubby said maybe I should pass on this one. SO glad I didn't! This was a make again and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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  6. Yum! This sounds delicious. I love a crispy crust on my chicken. I have been using crushed Ritz crackers lately, but cornflakes are a great idea! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      See you next week at the party.

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  7. Sounds deliciously easy! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. could you send me an email to remind me of the party?

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  8. Wow that chicken sure looks yummy!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

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  9. YUM! I think I could eat like 10 of these right now. LOL :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. I love this recipe. Look forward to seeing it on my features list! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

    Pinned and shared.

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  11. It was great seeing you at Peace, Love, Linkup #013! The next party goes live tomorrow at 6. Hope to see you there!

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    1. I'm a little late- but I'll be there

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  12. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #WonderfulWednesday for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Stumbled as a bonus today!

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  13. I love how the chicken is brined first, what a delicious recipe this is! The coating sounds fantastic too. Thank you for sharing you Creole Oven Fried Chicken with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  14. Sounds delicious. I've never thought about seasoning the brine before! Thanks, as always, for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party!

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  15. These look so good! I am pinning for later!! Thanks for sharing with us at Wonderful Wednesday. Your amazing Creole Chicken will be featured at our next party! We hope you will stop by to see it and share with us again😊 Wishing you a great weekend - Christine @ Must Love Home

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    1. THANK YOU so very much Christine!

      I'll be there and thanks also for hosting.

      Have a great weekend.

      Linda

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  16. always love to enjoy crispy chicken. Love to try it :)

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  17. What a classic, Americana dish to make for the 4th of July! Thanks for linking up to the Celebrate 365 Patriotic Blog Party!

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    1. I figured a good go to in case of rain!

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