Sunday, June 8, 2008

White Trash Chicken

So, before I left to go to Vegas, I got this e-mail from my favorite Southern author, Jill Connor Browne:

Subject: Father's Day and "The Dummy Line"
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 22:00:07 -0500

Dear Y'all,
I am nearly finished writing American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Preserving Your Assets; so, if you haven’t sent me your favorite trashy recipe yet—please make haste and do so! If you have any thoughts about your own personal Maturation Process (or the lack thereof) that you’d like to share, it’s not too late for those either. And, naturally, I’m always happy for you to tell me embarrassing and/or annoying stuff about OTHER people as well—oh, my, yes—do tell me all that!

To which I replied:

Hi Jill! I am a big fan and I'd love to submit my favorite trashy recipe for your new book. In fact, it's called White Trash Chicken! My husband foams at the mouth in delight when he sees this on a plate.

And here it is:


4 boneless chicken breasts or package of thighs if you prefer dark meat
1 cup crushed Spicy Pork Rinds
1-2 eggs
1-2 Tbl. cooking oil
4 oz cream cheese
1-2 Tbl. heavy cream
1/2 c. Ranch salad dressing

Heat oil in frying pan. Take a rolling pin or your shoe and crush the daylights out of the Spicy Pork Rinds. Beat eggs and drag chicken through the bowl. Then coat in Pork Rind crumbs. Fry until crispy and cooked through (4-6 minutes per side depending how thick your chicken is). While chicken is cooking, in a separate pan, warm cream cheese and cream. Stir until creamy. Add Ranch dressing.

Remove your chicken from pan and slather on Ranch sauce.

Serves 2-4. Quick. Easy. Your husband won't even care how many shoes you bought today after he eats this...

To which Jill responds:

Subject: ok you win
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:33

I think this has got to BE the penultimate trashy recipe of all time--congratulations and THANKS for sharing it--sounds fabulous!


Be Particular--jillconnerbrowne THEsweetpotatoqueen

How exciting is that! I hope my recipe makes her book, because it really truly is Randy's favorite.