Tonight, I made myself a little feast. I really felt like home cooking, and after the decadent meals I had at La Coquina in Orlando for my sister’s birthday, I was craving some greens.
- Oven Baked Fried Chicken with Dijon mustard and panko breadcrumbs
- Baked golden rosemary potato chips
- Sauteed Kale with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan
Oven Baked Fried Chicken:
- 1 pkg chicken tenders
- Dijon mustard
- Panko bread crumbs
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Put tinfoil on a baking sheet
- Place tinfoil on your counter and cover in a layer of panko breadcrumbs
- Squeeze some Dijon mustard in bowl with its own knife
- Spread mustard on a chicken tender, place in the breadcrumbs and turn to coat. Place breaded cutlet on baking sheet. Repeat with all cutlets.
- Spray top of cutlets with olive oil
- Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is brown and the juices are clear
Baked Golden Rosemary Potato Chips
- 2 small Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 F (you can cook these and the chicken in the same temperature oven)
- Thinly slice the potatoes (like chips!) and put them in a medium bowl
- Roughly, and carefully (they fly!) chop the rosemary
- Add olive oil, sea salt and rosemary to the bowl and stir until the potatoes are coated
- Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until they’re dark golden brown on one side (about 10-15 minutes).
- Flip ’em.
- Bake on the other side until dark golden brown (about 10 minutes).
Sauteed Kale with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan
Adapted from 101cookbooks.com
(MAKE THIS RIGHT BEFORE SERVING)
- 4 cups of rinsed, roughly chopped kale (I bought it like that already at Shaw’s)
- 1 tablesooon + 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic (yeah, I used the chopped garlic in a jar!)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
- Put 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet on medium heat
- When the oil is heated and looks like it’s glistening, add the kale (it should sizzle), and stir it up for about 3-4 minutes. It will get greener and start shrinking. Sprinkle on salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp)
- When it’s smaller and greener in about 4 minutes, add the garlic and stir it up. You’ll smell the garlic and it will smell delicious.
- Let the garlic brown a tiny bit (about 2 minutes). If it stops smelling delicious, take it off the burner immediately.
- When the garlic is browned, remove from the heat and stir in the cheese