Thursday, November 18, 2010
Flashback, Foodie and Fertilizer Friday ~Chicken in a Skillet
When I was growing up my Mom cooked a lot of our meals in an electric skillet. Most meats especially she cooked this way. Probably because you could fit a lot more in that skillet than in a regular stove top one. She had at least a couple over the years but the one I remember most was an avocado green beauty. Later, I inherited my sisters harvest gold one! Thankfully a couple of years ago I graduated to a sleek glass topped model :-)
There are several things I think are great cooked in the electric skillet. Like chicken! One of my favorite Mom meals is what I call sticky chicken or chicken in the skillet..original huh? Really its just browned chicken pieces which are then cooked at a lower heat with a little water in the skillet to make a thin sauce or gravy.
This week I took that concept and built on it to make a kind of one dish chicken meal all cooked in my trusty electric skillet.
Chicken, Mushrooms and Onions
Bone in Chicken pieces (I used a pack that had 2 breasts, 4 thighs and 2 backs - which was a total shopping mistake on my part but it worked for this)
Seasoning for chicken - I used Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, garlic salt & paprika
1 cup Flour for dusting chicken
2 small onions chopped coarse
Chopped mushrooms - I wouldn't have liked fresh but I used two of the small cans
Chopped potatoes - I probably used about 1 pound but more or less wouldn't hurt
1 Tbls chopped garlic - I used a tablespoon of a product I bought at a craft show last weekend called Garlicit (its in olive oil with basil flavoring and the stuff is awesome)
1 cups Chicken broth
Heat a skillet or electric skillet to med high and brown seasoned and floured chicken pieces on both sides. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook until onions are beginning to brown. Add potatoes and broth. Turn heat down to medium. Cover with lid. Cook until potatoes are tender and chicken is no longer pink (probably about 15 minutes). You can flip the chicken a time or two to keep it moist. I served with a side of broccoli for a yummy full meal.
It seems like winter has set in here...they are talking snow for this weekend. There is still plenty of green and even a few things blooming in the yard, but most will be done for with the temps predicted. So how about a flashback to a pretty late spring scene from 6 months ago.
Isn't the cycle of the seasons amazing?
It may be 6 months ago since I first snapped these shots
But its only 6 more months (or less) until I see them again!
If you have a flashback you'd like to share add your link below
I'm adding my link to Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum. She's got a nice give away going on.
And to Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time.
Go check em out :-)