Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Southwestern chicken

This is just a quick update. It's been ages since I made fried chicken. If you recall, the last time I made it (which was the first time I ever made it) I thought it might be a little bland. So this time, as promised, I added some more spice. Same recipe, but with the addition of some cayanne pepper. Totally did the trick. The chicken was juicy, crispy, and so flavorful.

Of course, it didn't hurt that I topped it with some chorizo gravy - chicken chorizo sausage removed from its casing and cooked with cream, onion, flour, worcheser sauce, serrano chile, and thyme. Even if th chicken had been lacking in the spice department, this would have added whatever was lacking.
And for a smidgen more of a Southwestern flava. I added some roasted poblano chile in with the mashed potatoes. I went back to my usual method without the cream cheese, and yup it was sooo much better. I'll never go back to cream cheese again!

11 comments:

  1. I'm dying for some of those mashed potatoes!

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  2. I'm quite sure they serve chorizo gravy in heaven.

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  3. The fried chicken looks great but I am really drooling over that chorizo gravy.

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  4. Oooooh This looks great. I haven't had fried chicken in ages!!! Now I'm craving some!

    Love the sound of the chorizo gravy

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  5. I am seriously drooling right now. That looks sooo yummy.

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  6. it was a really bad idea to read this right before lunch when i'm starving. ;)

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  7. OMG. I will trade you piece of red velvet for this deliciousness. I. Want. This.

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  8. Anything with the word chorizo in it is officially Matt and my favorite!

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  9. Oh my gosh, that looks yummy. Now I am craving fried chicken and mashed potatoes!

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  10. you are so much more creative than i am with your dinners. i love to cook, but i lack imagination, so i'm going to steal some of yours.

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