Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Breaded prairie chicken (or chicken breast) & gravy

My hunting hubby always comes home with new things to cook. Venison, wild hog, dove. This time it was prairie chicken. They're interesting looking birds. You can check out Wikipedia's entry on them.

Anyway, I had no idea what to do with it, so went to town on Google and found this recipe. While it's technically for prairie chicken, I think you could use it for chicken or turkey breast as well. I tweaked the recipe some as usual and completely forgot about the bacon, so it is omitted here. If you want to use bacon, check the recipe above or perhaps drape it across the top while it is baking. I found it fantastic without it.

Baked Prairie (or Other) Chicken

1 prairie chicken breast, cut up (or 1 turkey breast cut up or 2 chicken breasts)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp savory, dash of thyme and basil (instead I used Head Country, or you could add garlic, Italian seasoning, whatever you like)
1/4 cup butter
I dipped the bird in milk first but you could also use egg or melted butter. Mix flour and spices, then dredge breast in seasoned flour. Brown in melted butter in a skillet. Transfer to baking dish. Cover and bake in 325 degree oven for 60 minutes or until tender.

I then made gravy to put over the top using my Mom's recipe. Scrumptious country cooking.

Turned out very tender and tasty even though prairie chicken is a dark meat.
Mom's gravy is the best!

23 comments:

  1. Stephanie -
    this recipe looks amazing. And -- yes -- I did have to go educate myself on prairie chickens. *blush*
    Your life and your posts are always fascinating.
    heather @ Exalted Peacock

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    1. Oh my it was so good! And believe me, I had no idea what they were until 1st hubby brought one home and then 2nd I took the KS hunting class.

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  2. Ha! They are a funny looking bird! Sure looks yummy in the skillet though. I'm gonna have to try this recipe for regular chicken one night. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Oh my gosh, it tasted great! Let me know how the regular chicken one turns out.

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  3. whoops...forgot to mention... PINNED! :)

    ~Lorelai

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  4. Yum! I'd love to try that. I've never had wild hog, although I wouldn't be against trying it. Pinning!

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    1. It's good but you have to cook it in a different way than store-bought pork. We have not had a lot of success with straight ground but do better with chorizo or sausage from it. I like cooking the roast in the crockpot and am trying BBQ ribs this weekend. Thanks for the pin!

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  5. This looks delicious. I so want to make this!! Stopping by to say I just nominated you for an award. :)

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  6. Looks yummy! I love dark meat, so I would think it is great!

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  7. Hi Steph. This all looks yummy. I will have to check out your Mom's gravy recipe also. I don't know that I will ever have the Prairie Chickens though, so I will probably just make it with chicken breast.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Her recipe is so easy for me to whip up! I love it! Let me know if you do the chicken and how it turns out.

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  8. Looks delicious! Gravy makes everything better and comforting! :)

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    1. Yes, so true. Add bacon or butter or gravy and it's always better!

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  9. Wow, it is another cool recipe to try. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Let me know how it turns out if you try it :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. That'a an interesting way to cook chicken! Will try it this weekend!

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  11. This sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

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