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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crispy Lavender Chicken

Crispy Lavender Chicken & Lavender Cookbook
Have I mentioned I very much like lavender and that we have quite a bit of it growing in our gardens? After attending the Lavender Festival in Sequim, Washington I was inspired to do more with our lavender. This recipe just appealed to me , and I am glad I tried it out. The chicken was delicious right out of the oven, and then again cold, right out of the fridge. The little bit of lavender in it gave it a zing, but was not perfumey tasting. I will definitely be making this again. Here is the recipe:
  • 1 Tablespoon ( rounded or heaping ) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender ( dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 skinned breasts of chicken ( I used 4 thighs WITH skin on, what can I say, I love hot greasy chicken skin)
  • 1 oz. cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Combine mayo and lemon juice. Combine bread crumbs with cornmeal, salt, lavender, and paprika. Spread chicken with mayo / lemon mixture. ( I spread the mayo / lemon mixture under the skin ) Dip in crumbled mixture, coating well on all sides. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until chicken is tender.
recipe from CELEBRATE LAVENDER FESTIVAL cookbook. recipe by Irma Colvin "And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit,with seed in them, after their kind: and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:12

12 comments:

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

As if the "crispy chicken" part wasn't enough to draw me in, the thought of lavender included was intriguing. I will try this. Thanks for the recipe! C

Susie said...

Sounds like an interesting recipe Kathy. Lavender on chicken, who would have thought it? Glad you enjoyed it.

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

That sounds really yummy Kathy. I have a prepared mix for lamb/chicken with lavender, garlic and rosemary in it and it's really good. Do you ever drink lavender tea? I will copy down this recipe for sure. Thanks

Mildred said...

I love the looks of your cookbook and what an interesting recipe. Thank you for sharing that.

noble pig said...

This is beautiful! I would have never thought to cook savory with it.

I also saw this and it reminded me of you.

http://myownsweetthyme.blogspot.com/2009/08/lavender-wands.html

Jennifer said...

What a great recipe and I love that it uses lavender! Thank you!

Southern Comfort said...

I've never tried lavender with chicken but I have made lavender ice cream before and it is delicious!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow... that sounds wonderful, Kathy!

Lanny said...

Oh we'll have to make sure some lavender makes it to fry night!

I love the idea of unusual flavors thanks for inspiring and instructing!

KathyB. said...

I was surprised how the lavender gave the chicken just a little zing...

Shadow Mountain, I think making a prepared mix for chicken and lamb is a great idea. Yes, I have had lavender tea..and lavender lemonade too. I like them, they are refreshing.

Noble Pig, Thank-you,I bookmarked her blog!

Southern Comfort, lavender ice cream sounds intriguing, will have to make some.

Lanny, yum, fry night!I am hungry now.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That's the only way I'll eat chicken - crispy! This sounds really good but will take your word, I have no lavender. I use coconut milk a lot to marinate chicken, makes it bearable -smile-.

Daisy said...

Looks yummy, Kathy! :)