Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oven fried chicken.

Today was one of those classic Hobart Winter Days. It's completely georgous in the morning. You take off your beanie and scarf and wonder why you're even wearing a jumper. Then the wind picks up. The clouds sweep in and it gets so cold you can't feel your toes. It pours down with rain, big sheets of grey rain, and you can't believe you went outside at all. You spend the rest of the day gazing out the window, wondering what happened, watching your breath steam up the glass. When you wake up in the morning, it's sunny again, the mountain iced in snow. You forget about the rain altogether and start to think about the best way to get the most out of this sunny day.

I love days like these. You start the day wondering what happened to winter, feeling ripped off that there hasn't been any snow. Then end the day wishing it was summer, yearning for days that stretch on forever.

So here's a recipe to get you in the summer mood. To help you forget about the cold and rainy days, and get you dreaming about long, summer days.
This recipe is super quick and easy. Another mix-everything-together-and-put-it-in-the-oven recipe. It'll get you thinking about barbecues and beaches, without you actually having to go to the beach, or fire up a barbecue.

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken:
Adapted from everybody likes sandwiches.
Oven- 200

1 cup plain yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small onion, diced
salt and pepper
chicken drumsticks and wings

Mix everything except the chicken.
Add the chicken and marinate for as long as you can (Overnight would be best).

1 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup parmesan
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tsp dried herbs
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix everything together.
Take one drumstick at a time, and roll in the crumb mixture.
Place on baking tray.
Continue for all the chicken.
Bake about 45-50 mins until golden and crispy and smelling of summer.


  1. i always say that, and no one gets it! so i'm glad someone does.

  2. Yay, so glad you loved this. The photo looks great and now I'm hankering for some spicy chicken!

  3. thanks kickpleat! it was super tasty!