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Fried Baked Chicken

I have partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau to bring you a recap of day 2 of The Farm Food Tour and this easy, gluten-free, Fried Baked Chicken – delicious for dinner with a side dish of Sausage And Beans.

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Happy Monday Y’all!

A few weeks ago, I shared a recap of my adventures on Day 1 of the Farm Food Tour of 2018 organized by The Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean Commission, which took place in mid September.

Today I have a recap of Day 2 of that tour, along with a recipe for Fried Baked Chicken, inspired by the chicken meal we had for lunch that day at Law’s Feed Store. As y’all might remember, The Farm Food Tour took place over 3 days, 6 meals and 7 very diverse farms.

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Day 2 started off with us heading out to visit France Family Farms, owned by Amy and Clint France, in Marienthal. Amy was our personal farmer on the bus, answering all our questions and sharing a wealth of farming know how, so I was intrigued to visit the farm she ran with her husband, Clint. When we made it out to France Family Farms, Amy braved gusting winds to show us soybeans and one of their combines used for harvesting. She also took us to visit her farm house and pumpkin patch, meet her chickens and her tractor “Gretchen.”

France Family Farms Collage

After having spent the morning at France Family Farms, we headed into Leoti for lunch at Law’s Feed Store, where we feasted on a lunch of fried chicken and fixings. The meal was so darn good, I clean forgot to take a photo. If you find yourself in Leoti, y’all have gotta check out this little family-owned restaurant. During lunch, I learned that the fried chicken wasn’t simply fried. In fact, it was baked first and then flash-fired before it was served. Seeing it had been a long while since I had made fried chicken, I resolved to try out this version of fried chicken that was baked first, as soon as I got home. But, before we talk more about this recipe, come with me down memory lane to our next two stops for day 2.

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After lunch we headed out to Garden City to visit Reeve Cattle Company and I learned about cattle being transferred from farms to feedlots before they were processed. Up until this tour, I did not know that cattle went from feeding on grassy farms to feedlots where their feed resulted in them having more flavoring when consumed after processing. Lee Reeve, who ran the Reeve Cattle Company also shared info about the ethanol plant that was also on the property.

Reeve Cattle Farm

After that we hopped on board our bus and headed out to Cimarron to visit family-owned and run, Forget-Me-Not Farms, our final stop for day 2, before dinner. At Forget-Me-Not Farms I got to see one of the smoothest running automated milking operations. Cows seemed to fall into line into this rotating circular contraption (the picture on the top left, below) that went around on a timed interval. While they were on this rotating contraption, they were milked while they went around on a timed rotation. Then, when it got to the point where they got on, they smoothly transitioned off the machine and back to their areas to feed.

Forget Me Not Farms Image

A recurring theme for me on day 2 was how much farmers seemed to know about and care for their animals and crops. I also got to see and hear about how quickly things could change on a farm and as a farmer, one must pretty much be ready to face anything and everything!

Thanks so much for following along with me on my adventures on day 2 of the Farm Food Tour. Now, lets talk about this recipe for Fried Baked Chicken inspired by the lunch I had at Law’s Feed Store.

Delicious Fried Baked Chicken Photo

I whipped up this Fried Baked Chicken once after I got home, and my daughter keeps bugging me to make this again. I used gluten free flour with smoked paprika to dredge the chicken first before coating it in a spiced yogurt mixture. Now, this step might sound a bit odd, but please don’t skip it as it not only adds so much flavor, but it also keeps the chicken juicy while it’s baked and fried. I followed that spiced yogurt coating with a thick coating of gluten free breadcrumbs with parsley. Now, please feel free to use all purpose flour and regular breadcrumbs if you’d prefer – in fact, the next time I make this, I plan on going the gluten-full route!

This Fried Baked Chicken is delicious with a side of Sausage and Green Beans or Ginger Cardamom Carrots.

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Fried Baked Chicken

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Delicious and juicy, this Fried Baked Chicken has smoked paprika and yogurt in it's ingredient list, making it a delicious and intriguing addition to any dinner table!

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts cut into easy to manage pieces.
  • Oil for frying
  • Cooking Oil Spray
  • For the Dredging mix:
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • For the Yogurt Coating:
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • For the breadcrumb coating:
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

For the Dredging mix:

Prepare the dredging mix by mixing together the gluten-free flour, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

For the Yogurt Coating:

In another bowl, mix together the Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, pepper, salt, and lemon juice.

For the breadcrumb coating:

In yet another bowl, mix together the gluten-free breadcrumbs, dried parsley and salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Then take chicken pieces and dredge in smoked paprika/flour mix.

Then coat chicken with the yogurt mixture and finally coat chicken with the breadcrumbs.

When all the chicken has been dredged and coated, place them on a foil lined baking tray, spray them with cooking oil spray and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

When baked, remove from the oven and set aside. Just before serving, add enough oil into a pan so that it is about 2 inched deep in the pan.

Then, when oil is hot, add baked chicken pieces to it - removing chicken from hot oil after about 30-60 seconds.

Drain chicken on paper towels and serve with pumpkin chili sauce.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4-6 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 547Total Fat 31.1gCholesterol 83mgSodium 399mgCarbohydrates 12.8gSugar 8.7gProtein 34.3g

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allie

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Wow Shashi - loved hearing about more of your farm adventures. A tractor named Gretchen? These may be long lost relatives of mine out there in Kansas!!! Fried baked chicken sounds like a real winner. Tender moist fried chicken, baked first - is the way to go. I have a chicken tender recipe from a local restaurant I've been dying to try, but think I'll try these instead. Thanks Shashi!

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Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Ha ha, I laughed when you said the meal was so darn good that you forgot to take a photo. I am so guilty of doing that myself when the food is outstanding! I love how you've used cooking oil spray initially to bake the chicken, then flash fried it for under 1 minute. I can see how that keeps the flavour and doesn't make the chicken just taste of oil, as if though they've been fried to death! This recipe is a keeper. Thanks Shashi, and thanks for taking us through your farm visits. :-)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 29th of October 2018

What a neat trip! Before I started blogging, I never realized just how much work goes into cattle farming (although I assumed it was A LOT!) but after reading your posts, and posts from other bloggers, I get it now. And I love that the ranchers love their animals too :). Plus, your fried baked chicken looks fantastic! Have a great week, Shashi!

Annie @ Annie's Noms

Monday 29th of October 2018

This looks amazing!! So crisp and tasty; I'm going to have to make these ASAP as my mouth is watering just looking at them!