Hunk Food – Fried Ancient Grain Chicken

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am

careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

 

Fried Ancient Grain Chicken 

1. Pour olive oil, vegetable oil or butter in a frying pan to start heating up

Note: Fried chicken is a southern staple but if you’ve never done it, it can be tricky. Make sure you cooking oil is about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) before throwing your chicken in.

2. Crush 10 to 12 large ancient grain crackers in a freezer bag ( I use a wooden meat tenderizer to smash the baggy and get the crackers really finely ground)

3. Add 1/2 cup of whole wheat all-purpose flour to the freezer bag and shake the closed bag to mix the two ingredients

4. Throw chicken in bag and shake your money maker (or just shake the bag to get the chicken coated with the mixture)

5. Place chicken in heated cooking oil (See note on step # 1) and cook! (to a minimum of 165 degrees F)

6. Be good and add some veggies for a side!

Bon Appetit!

 

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