Call me crazy — or attribute it to some bizarre form of reverse psychology — but all that hoopla over KFC's grilled chicken left me craving crispy, spicy, hot-out-of-the-oil fried chicken. TeamSugar member GinaGaladriel must have read my mind: using Cajun spices and Goya seasoning, she modified a fried chicken recipe she saw on YouTube to her family's liking. Now that I've witnessed the power of Gina's fried chicken, it may be time to put aside childish thoughts of grilled chicken and whip up a batch of my own chicken-fried goodness. Check out step-by-step photos when you read more
- This Easter, sip your cocktail from a Peeps straw!
- This Easter, sip your cocktail from a Peeps straw! — Alcademics
- Make shredded red chicken curry with rice noodles for dinner tonight. — Serious Eats
- For perfect buttermilk fried chicken, follow these eight simple steps. — Chow
- What do you think of the new Sir Mix-a-Lot/SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Burger King ad? — Eat Me Daily
- Is vegetarianism in teens really an eating disorder? — The Epi-Log
- Five things to do with leftover sour cream. — The Kitchn
Could potholes be the new billboards? Kentucky Fried Chicken is hoping so with a new marketing and urban renewal program. Last week, as part of the chicken chain's "Fresh Tastes Best" campaign, KFC filled potholes as a private sponsor in Louisville, KY — spray-painting each repair with a stenciled memo: "Re-Freshed by KFC."
The fast food company, which estimates that there are more than 350 million potholes nationwide, wants four more cities to be a part of the campaign and has sent letters to various mayors, offering to patch potholes gratis.
KFC would not comment on how much it will cost the company to fill potholes in five cities. From Starbucks giving free coffee for community service to Kellogg's donating its Michael Phelps cereal boxes to a food bank, companies seem to be focused on marketing their brands next to a good cause.
I'm on the fence about this new campaign. Sure, it couldn't come at a better time for budget-strapped cities that desperately need repair. But on the other hand, I see it as yet another visual space being exploited for marketing purposes. Plus, there are other logistical matters that need to be accounted for — such as what materials are being used, how long KFC would be accountable for the potholes they've fixed, and, of course, the issue of those hideous spray-painted logos. What do you think of the campaign? Are potholes a great cause for KFC to get behind, or is it corporate sponsorship at its worst?
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- Seven delicious dinners that celebrate the bounty of Spring. — Bon Appétit
- Give your favorite comfort food classics a healthy makeover. — The Epi-Log
- Learn how to make finger-licking-good fried chicken. — The Kitchn
Fab and I are so excited for the premiere of the Sex and the City movie that we are hosting a SATC marathon! The party will be in Fab's new apartment, so it's also a housewarming. Since food is featured frequently in SATC, I'll be serving heavy appetizers inspired by episodes of the show. Carrie liked to go out partying while Aidan preferred staying in and eating fried chicken. Miranda asked Charlotte if her hoo-ha would like some French fries. After her book party, Carrie stops to eat a hot dog with her cab driver. Miranda orders Chinese so frequently the Shanghai Garden knows her order. And Samantha experiences raw food with Smith.
Keeping all that in mind, offer guests a smörgåsbord of delicious bites. Chicken fingers with French fries and spicy ketchup, mini-hot dogs and maple mustard, crab salad in crisp wontons, and raw tacos in lettuce cups. For these delicious recipes, read more
The past couple of days have been gloriously sunny here in San Francisco, inspiring me to plan a Spring picnic. The menu will consist of classic picnic foods best enjoyed under the bright blue sky. Homemade fried chicken will be placed in a big basket with delicious dipping sauces on the side. The recipe includes a spicy ancho honey, but if you prefer to serve fried chicken with blue cheese or ranch dip, offer those instead.
Coleslaw cups are a wonderful accompaniment to the fried chicken. Egg salad sandwiches on hearty wheat bread round out the homemade picnic spread. Supplement the menu with your favorite store bought picnic foods: potato chips, celery sticks, or hummus dip are excellent ideas.
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After an afternoon of kite flying fun, the guests at my beach picnic will certainly have worked up an appetite. To satiate them, I'm packing a picnic with delicious and classic flavors. Hearty, spreadable store bought cheese, flatbreads, olives, and hard boiled eggs will kick start the menu. I'll ask a few of the male guests to help me set up a fire pit with a grill on top. A picnic on the beach must have seafood, so fresh beer steamed clams are the first course. Next up, the quintessential fried chicken made at home and packed in colored Chinese take out containers. Don't let guests know that the chicken was baked in the oven - not deep fried - and when they ask for the recipe, smile mysteriously and say, "it's a family secret." Check out the first batch of recipes (you have to come back tomorrow for the salads and dessert!), just read more
It's amazing how a fast food joint can take a moniker of a man obsessed with spinach and make it stand for greasy, fried chicken. Despite my lack of love for Popeyes, people do fancy it so before you make a chicken and biscuits run, let me breakdown some of the most beloved menu items.
You should probably go for the: Spicy Chicken Breast (skinless and breading removed) which has only 120 calories, less than 1 gram of carbs, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat and 380 mg of sodium.
You should steer clear of the: Mild Chicken Thighs at 280 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 20 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat and 710 mg of sodium. Most people will eat two thighs, doubling your numbers and bringing your calories to a whooping 560 calories. If you can't resist a thigh, then go skinless with the breading removed to cut the calories down to 120.
Whatever you do, do not get the: Deluxe Sandwich (mild or spicy) because it has 630 calories, 53 grams of carbs, 31 grams of fat, 1 gram of trans fat and 1480 mg of sodium.
Just because you're at Popeyes does not mean you should go for: a Biscuit as one has 240 calories. The infamous Red Beans & Rice has 320 calories per serving, so stay away from that too.
Fit's Tip: When getting chicken, make it skinless and remove the breading to lose a lot of calories. When getting a side, opt for the green beans, which only have 70 calories per serving.
Aunt Flo. Monthly Visitor. My friend Ruby. Moon Cycle. Whatever you call your period, PMS seems to go by no other name. It does, however, come with some serious food cravings and I am curious to know - What is your crazy PMS craving?