|Dust it with Flour
So here it is, the chicken pieces are whole and to be frank I like to use legs in this dish, big ones are even better. You can use a whole chicken, (that's more traditional) I do find that using thighs or wings can leave you with many tiny bones to deal with when the chicken pieces fall apart. I do recommend or advise to use whole chicken pieces rather than boned, skinned pieces. Bottom line: try it with big fat legs, you'll thank me.
I am using about 5 lbs of legs for this, I think maybe 12 of them. I season them and let them marinate in a zip-lock bag in the fridge for a while before making them, from a few hours to overnight if you have time. Here are the ingredients.
|Fry on all sides
5 lbs Chicken pieces
1 med onion (diced)
2 tbs minced garlic
6 green onions (white part diced, green part whole)
1 chicken stock cube
3 cups flour
2-3 tbs oil
2 tbs butter
2 cups AP flour
2 bay leaves
2 tbs Tony Chachere's
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tsp each salt and black pepper
1/2 tsp Italian herb mix
1/4 tsp cayenne
|Cover with stock and green onions
Combine all herbs and spices (last 5 ingredients) and coat all pieces of chicken. Make sure all the sides are covered. Place in plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. After marinating, remove chicken from bag and roll in flour making sure each piece gets a good coating. I let the chicken just lay covered up with flour while heating the oil and butter, on MED HI, in a large oven friendly pot of cast iron dutch oven with a lid.
When oil is good and hot, place the chicken in the pot and brown chicken pieces all over. after 10 - 15 mins., add your onion and garlic. Cook another 10 mins until the onions are cooked down. Dissolve the chicken cube in the water and pour water over the chicken. Stir all chicken pieces until all are neatly covered by the water. Bring to a boil for 5 mins and turn heat down to MED. Cook for 15 mins with a lid on, then add all the green onions. Give the chicken a good stir, place the lid back on and transfer the pot to an oven at 250 degs.
|Enjoy the tenderest Chicken ever