The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it…Arnold H. Glasow. I am a huge fan of southern comfort food cooking. When it’s done right, the labor of love can be tasted in every bite. M is blessed to have a rich history of amazing southern cooks in the family. It’s a wonderful thing to prepare a home cook meal with your family enjoying it! I think one of the most southern comfort food is chicken. My grandma did an amazing herb roasted chicken with baby potatoes surround. Oh, let’s not forget my mom slow fried southern chicken. I remember being in the kitchen helping. She would take a brown paper bag add flour with seasoning and toss in chicken that had been marinating in buttermilk seasoning. My sister and I would beg our mom to let us help shake the bag. Once done, each piece of chicken would be perfectly coated in the season flour batter. My mom then would drop each piece in a hot cast iron black skillet. Honestly it does take patience in preparing a home cook meal, I do miss snapping peas, shucking corn and picking greens with my mom. Yes, to me comfort food was always collard greens, cornbread, yams and fried chicken. One of the first meals my mother taught me to cook was a chicken dinner. Granted, my first chicken dinner was over powered by too much black pepper and no amount of water could erase it. Nevertheless, I have improved over the years and tried so many versions of chicken meals with M. Since I am southern the love of bold strong flavors of chicken dumplings, fried chicken, roasted chicken, grilled chicken, bbq chicken etc…you name it I have done it with a chicken. However with each chicken meal M senses was not impressed, until today. I decided to make simple air fry chicken nuggets with potatoes. M actually ate it! Honestly, I am still in shock. He did a little happy dance while eating it. True, he only ate about four nuggets and four potatoes but that was huge for us. Today’s chicken dinner was a winner, winner for M…increasing his diet palate. Oh, I am thinking of chicken dinner endless cooking possibilities with M!
Simply an autism mom excited about chicken