Kim Kardashian had a snap a few months ago where she mentioned that Kanye had missed southern cooking (Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Sweet Potatoes) and wanted her to learn. Chrissy Teigen tried it and said it was amazing. She did it again last so week so I’m finally recreating. This is a serving for two.
Here is what you need….
Organic Chicken Wings and Legs
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Sweet Potato
1 Bunch of Raw Collard Greens
3 Garlic Cloves
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Vegetable Oil
4 tbl spns Garlic Salt
1 tbl spoon Parsley
2 cups Chicken Broth
2 cups Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Small pot or pan for frying
Glass baking pan for pre-cooking chicken
Normal baking pan for cooking sweet potato
Large boiling pot with lid for cooking the collard greens
2 containers (plastic or bowls)
Tongs for frying
Plate with papertowel
IMPORTANT NOTE: Use the burners on the back of the stove collard greens and frying.
Step 1: Making the Collard Greens
Collard greens take a while to make, because you want to cook them on high and then cook them at a low simmer. I like my collard greens to be vinegary, my grandma is from southern Tennessee, so this is where I picked up on this. She likes her extremely vinegary, but I like mine mild. Apple cider vinegar is a healthier choice so I went with that, and it’s conveniently in my kitchen. Rinse the collard greens with hot water and rip the leaves off, breaking into fourths, and leaving the stems. Use your Pampered Chef garlic press to press the three garlic cloves over the bed of collard greens. Turn the stove on high, pour in the chicken brother and water, wait for boil, then set to low simmer. Let cook for an hour.
Step 2: Baking the Sweet Potato (Preheat oven to 390 degrees)
Place the sweet potato in your normal baking pan. Set in the oven.
Step 3: Preparing the Chicken
I always hate when fried chicken is never completely done in the inside. I figured out a way to avoid that disgusting nuisance. I learned that baking the chicken before frying is the best way. It also leads the chicken even more tender than usual. Who knew? Take the glass baking pan, place the raw chicken wings and legs in the pan, sprinkle with garlic salt and parsley (to taste). Set next to the sweet potato and leave in the oven for 25 minutes.
Step 4: Making the breading
Use two different containers. Crack both eggs into one of those containers. Place the whole wheat flour, the parsley, garlic salt, and onion powder in the other container and stir.
Step 5: Frying the Chicken
After 25 minutes of cooking, remove the chicken from the oven, carefully placing the pan on the stove, where the front burners are. Place the containers with the egg and the breading mix next to it. Lined up exactly like that 1) chicken, 2) eggs, and 3) breading. use the tongs to remove each piece of chicken, dip in the eggs once, roll around in the mix, and repeat one more time. Place the small pot or pan on the back burner, turn to high until the oil is steaming. You can have the freshly breaded chicken wait in the last container until the oil is ready. Place the chicken in the oil and let fry for 80 seconds. Remove and place on the plate with the paper towel.
Step 6: Preparing the Plate
Remove the sweet potato from the oven. Hollow out the sweet potato and mash lightly on each plate. Mashed sweet potatoes do not require a lot of work. Place a hardy helping of collard greens on each plate. Place a few wings and legs on each plate and top the chicken off with diced green onions.
I was thoroughly surprised at how easy it was to make this dish. I was also surprised at how perfectly the garlic salt, parsley, and onion powder mix together in the breading. These seasonings never seem to fail though. The perfect level of crisp… and call me crazy, but I also think that whole wheat flour fries a lot better than normal flour. The apple cider vinegar in the collard greens is definitely my favorite part… so much tangy goodness. Collard greens are so good for you if you don’t overcook them, you want them to keep their nutrition.
This is a great meal and I even think it could be done Paleo if you skip the frying but keep a good quantity of the seasonings. Here’s to eating like Kween Kardashian, Cheers!