Let's Eat Y'all!


TGIF!!! Even better than it's Friday, it's the last day of school AND my Mr is coming home for the weekend!! YAHOO, Praise the Lord! I'll try to get by to see everyone but if I don't, you'' know why. Link up early so I can see ya☺

Who wants some fried chicken?? if you don't like friend chicken, check your pulse! As I was looking through my pictures last night, I had TweetDeck pulled up. Ofcourse, when it makes it bird-like sound, I look at the top right of the screen to see if it is something I MUST look/click. Well, when I saw Fried Chicken, I had to check it out! So, this isn't something that I have made but rather something that I will be making this weekend:)

Picnic Oven Fried-Chicken
via Eating Well Magazine
(click to print)


1/2 cup  buttermilk
1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard
cloves  garlic, minced
1 teaspoon  hot sauce, such as
2 1/2-3 pounds  chicken legs, skin removed, trimmed and cut into thighs and drumsticks
1/2 cup  whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons  sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons  paprika
1 teaspoon  dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon  baking powder
1/8 teaspoon  salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
olive oil cooking spray


Whisk buttermilk, mustard, garlic and hot sauce in a shallow glass dish until well blended. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour or for up to 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.

Whisk flour, sesame seeds, paprika, thyme, baking powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place the flour mixture in a paper bag or large sealable plastic bag. Shaking off excess marinade, place one or two pieces of chicken at a time in the bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess flour and place chicken on the prepared rack. (Discard any leftover flour mixture and marinade). Spray chicken pieces with cooking spray.

Bake the chicken until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 40 to 50 minutes.


** I blogged later in the afternoon yesterday (out of my OCD norm, I know)
PLEASE scroll to yesterdays post after you link/comment, as it's VERY important, tks!


  1. This fried chicken looks yummy! You will have to let us know how it turns out! And just read your previous post...I will be joining you most of the week :)

  2. Omg fried chicken happiness. My diet does not allow that one...but I will have a cheat day soon for this one :)

  3. Looks yummy, and that picture reminds me I need to buy a picnic basket ASAP.

    -Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

  4. Hmmm, I can't get the html for your badge to post right...I'll try again tomorrow!
    Your chicken looks yummy!!

    Kristy @ www.darnneardomestic.com

  5. YUMMY!!!!!!!! Who cannot like fried chicken? Are you kidding me? That looks ridiculously good...perfect for a beach picnic!! Enjoy!

  6. That chicken looks amazing! Thank you so much for hosting this recipe swap, it is so fun to get involved and to see all the other wonderful recipes. A girl can never have too many ideas in her recipe binder :) Have an awesome weekend-miss you next week but I think it is great what you are doing. Love ya!

  7. Fried chicken and picnics go hand in hand. I hope it taste delish.

  8. Wow- that chicken looks amazing, I had to put my bowl of cereal down to get a real close look at it, then i started drooling and my stomach growled so I had to start eating my cereal again- fast! :)

    Great recipe and I can't wait to try it. I hope you have a fabulous long memorial day weekend!

  9. Hey Daph!

    I linked up with a delicious Italian Sausage Risotto recipe! For some reason, however, the html on your link-up badge was not working, fyi! Your recipe sounds delicious!

    Have a great weekend,

  10. Everything looks delicious! Can't wait to try!!

  11. That chicken looks SO good! I linked up-thanks for hosting :)

    *Ross and Katy*

    (for some reason it won't let me sign in with my blogger account!)

  12. Have you ever seen the video "Fry that chicken!" Oh my, now I'm smiling so big with that song in my head :) If you're from the south, it's even funnier. Love your recipe! XO, Kelly

  13. Hey, I just linked up, too. I had trouble with your button, too, but went to my past post and got the button there. But, just in case, I text linked.

    Have a great day! Leigh

  14. Love chicken, and those pictures are so tragic. Every time I look at them I tear up. It's such a horrible thing that has happened.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend.


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  16. It's 10am and now I want fried chicken! Haha! Thanks for the recipe, Daph! I'm def gonna try that one!

    Hope y'all enjoy my cupcake recipe today! It's from Paula Deen! Woohoo!

    Happy Friday!

    ♥ Tracy

  17. Looks yummy! Enjoy your time with the Mr.! Yall are so sweet :)

  18. Yum! Everything looks so good! I linked up my Homemade Salsa today.

    I also wanted to let you know that I mentioned you on my blog today!!! You will have to go check it out!

  19. Yay Mr. is home! Enjoy your weekend. I'm going to try this recipe as it looks delish.
    I'll have to link up one of these days. I have recipes from Cooking Club to share.
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! xo

  20. I can't tell you the last time I had real homemade fried chicken. It looks delish!!

  21. I'm a big fan of fried chicken and a big fan of sesame seeds. So, thank you.

  22. school ends so early for your kids...lucky people!

    fried chicken would be very good right now...or anything fried for that matter!

  23. Hi - Wondering for future linkies - do I link back to you properly? I post the button with the code on my blog when I do (usually Pink and Green Thursdays)

    -gotta run to LA Fitness now - drats!

    Best Wishes,

    Linda (aka beachside cottage)

  24. Very delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing his one. I really love cooking especially for my family.

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  26. Looks and sounds amazing....I'd like a piece of it with waffles. YUM

  27. What a delicious recipe! Yum yum!

  28. The chicken looks appetizing !! I will definitely try this recipe at home and share to you my thoughts after. I am sure that this will be so tasty.

  29. Mouth watering recipe. I really love cooking, even though I'm frustrated to create my own recipe. I'm sure that many will love this.