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Topic: ~Wanna get rid of old bags of chips and croutons? don't waste! (Fried Chicken!)  (Read 5675 times)
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« on: June 26, 2009 09:38:27 AM »

Do you have bags of chips that are only a 10th full?  How about old bags of croutons that got pushed to the back of the pantry? Don't know what to do with them? If so, read on!

I think, that, in this economy, nothing should go to waste.

Yesterday, my mother and I had an intense craving for fried chicken. She was ready to deep fry, but I offered to try to oven-fry the chicken instead. The chicken was ready, but when we checked the pantry, we couldn't find the breadcrumbs we thought we had. There were just a 1/3 bag of two week old potato chips, 3 bags of croutons from last months party, a 1/4 tin of french fried onions, and a sandwich bag of rice chex, all of which we were planning on throwing out.It was seven o'clock, and, not wanting to disappoint, I had my mother relax in the living room and I got to work! I put salt, pepper and garlic on the chicken legs. Then, in a separate bowl,  I crushed all of the chips and croutons and onions very finely (And added some parmesan cheese). After brushing the legs with a butter-garlic mix, I rolled them in the coating mixture, and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour, flipping halfway through.

They came out really yummy!!!! And we didn't waste!

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did.

Here's a picture of them after about 5 minutes in the oven:

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009 11:32:52 AM »

OMG that's such a fantastic idea!  I am always wondering what to do with leftover croutons .  Ideas are buzzing round my head.

Thanks for sharing. Grin
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009 02:57:30 PM »

Before this post, I would not thought of adding potato chips and chex to bread crumbs for fried chicken.  Your picture certainly looks good!

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 05:54:16 PM »

mmm must have been more yummier then deep fried and potatoy ish crunchyness!

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009 03:16:00 PM »

Isn't it wonderful when being frugal tastes good?  Excellent job!

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009 08:41:24 AM »

This is such a great idea.  Nice job.

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009 07:30:25 PM »

looks great! and what a clever way to use up something that might have just been wasted. good job!

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009 12:20:38 PM »

Wow, never woulda thought of this.  In some cases, I bet there wouldn't be any seasoning necessary.  Great idea!  Bookmarked this one.
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009 05:35:46 PM »

I've used potato chips and rice chex to "bread" tofu as a gluten free alternative to bread crumbs, and it turned out great.  Just no dredging in wheat flour before the crumby layer  Cool

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009 05:41:33 PM »

OMG coud you imagine this with Salt and Vinegar chips!? That would be incredible me thinks!


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