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!|