by Chris, age 9
Do chickens wear coats? Well, this chicken sure does!
Today at cooking camp we made Chicken in Crunchy Coats (the recipe comes from one of Emeril Lagasse’s cookbooks for kids). It tastes a lot like the crunchy chicken I like to order in restaurants, only WAY better.
I really liked this chicken recipe because the bread crumbs made it taste crispy and crunchy and just really good! I think most kids would like this because it’s fun to make AND fun to eat.
It’s cool how you bake this chicken instead of frying it. It’s healthy for you too.
When the chicken comes out of the oven, wait for it to cool before you eat it!
We aren’t sure when ZeBot showed up, but we weren’t surprised either. We’ve heard about ZeBot and his adventures in the food world — and just when we were ready for our first bite, there he was!
Bon Appétit ZeBot!
Here is the recipe we made:
Emeril Lagasse’s Chicken in Crunchy Coats
We made Chef Emeril’s yummy recipe at Chow Bella Kids cooking camp. Remember, it’s really important to ALWAYS work with an adult when you’re using the oven!
• 8 skinless chicken drumsticks
• 1/2 cup bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp garlic salt
• 1 tsp dried parsley
• 1 tsp dried thyme
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1/4 pepper
• 3 tbsp unsalted butter
• 1/3 cup milk
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan, 2 tbsp flour, garlic salt, parsley, salt, thyme, paprika and pepper.
4. Put the butter in a cup and melt at 50% power in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Drizzle the melted butter over the bread crumb mixture and stir with a fork to coat the crumbs. Use the back of the fork to mash any lumps. Pour onto a plate or shallow dish.
5. Into another plate or dish, sprinkle the 1/3 cup flour.
6. Put the drumsticks in a baking pan just large enough to hold them in a single layer. Pour the milk over them. Roll the drumsticks in the milk to coat them. Holding each drumstick by the bone end, roll it in the flour until it is completely coated. Then roll the flour-coated chicken back in the milk. Be sure the milk soaks all the flour. Now roll the chicken in the bread crumb mixture to completely coat. You’ll need to wash your hands between rolling drumsticks since your fingers will get a thick coating, too.
7. Place drumsticks on the lined baking sheet. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. The drumsticks are done when they are not pink inside. Get help to check inside the chicken. But you don’t need help eating it!
Makes 6 to 8 pieces of Chicken in Crunchy Coats
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