Ok, I’ve been doing pretty well counting my Weight Watchers points & doing the 30 Day Shred DVD all month, but so far I’ve only lost 2 pounds. I lost 5 the first week, then gained 3 back. Annoying!
The great thing about Weight Watchers is that you can save up points & splurge, so you really can eat whatever you want as long as it’s in moderation, but despite my best efforts, no matter what I do it’s going to be difficult. My doctor thinks I’m going to have a hard time losing weight until I can get more sleep & have less stress. Looks like I’ll be in double-digit sizes until Nicholas leaves for college. If I’m going to gain weight while eating healthy anyway I might as well eat what I want. Who’s with me?
Like Double Beer Battered Fried Chicken? Hey, why not. I’m eating mostly healthy these days, but since it does no good anyway, you have to throw a girl a bone (with some fried chicken on it) every once in a while.
So, in honor of what I’d rather be eating, here’s the most unhealthy recipe I’ve ever concocted, and it is delicious if I do say so myself…
Fill a gallon-sized ziplock bag about 1/3 way full with All Purpose flour & add about 2 tbs garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, and 1 tbs Season All and shake until well-blended. (Or whatever spices you want.) Disclaimer: I didn’t measure mine, but this is my best guesstimate about the amounts.
1: Heat oil in a frying pan or cast-iron skillet (Seems like this is the only thing I ever use my cast iron for)
2. Wash bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces. I always use drumsticks because they’re cheap. 😉
3. Dip each piece in a shallow bowl of dark beer, I use Yingling.
4. Coat each piece in the flour mixture.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4.
6. Shake chicken to remove excess batter and add to hot oil.
7. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side or until the skin is golden brown & the juices run clear.
8. Drain on paper towels.
I probably gained 10 pounds just from typing this, but it was worth it. 😉
If you’re looking for another delicious chicken recipe, check out my Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza from Crazy Crust Batter.
Or this quick and affordable 5 Can Chicken Tortilla Soup.
And you can never go wrong with my healthy orange chicken recipe. All the deliciousness of Chinese takeout without the guilt!