Spring is here! YES!
Since some warm days are on their way, I thought I'd add some picnic basket stuff to the mix.....there's nothing much more fun than packing a basket of goodies, heading to your favorite park, and just spending time with your friends and family.
The picnic basket can be as simple or as elaborate as you personally like. To start off the festivities, I thought I'd post my recipe for oven friend chicken. It's good, easy to make, and cheap as far as good picnic fare goes. Pack some potato salad, some carrot and celery sticks, and some fresh fruit or a pie and you're good to go!
Oven Friend Chicken
1 fryer, cut into pieces
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup oil
Start by preheating the oven to 400F. Put the oil onto a largish baking sheet WITH CLOSED SIDES. Put cookie sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes to heat the oil.
Rinse chicken thoroughly and let drain. Combine flour and other seasonings in a plastic bag. Shake chicken, a piece at a time, to coat thoroughly with flour.
Lay chicken pieces on the baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for about 35 minutes. Turn pieces, and cook for another 25 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.
Serve hot or cold. It's simple and delicious either way.
Use 2 teaspoons plain salt instead of the seasoned salt, and add 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon with the other seasonings. Excellent cold chicken!