Mom's Baked Fried Chicken And Gravy

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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1 whole chicken -- cut into parts
1 cup milk
1/4 pound butter
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped scallion
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter and drippings from baking dish combined with scraped up crispy bits from chicken
2 tablespoons the leftover flour seasoned for chicken preparation
1 cup milk
1 piece chicken bouillon cube -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

Soak chicken in milk to cover for 20 to 30 minutes. Spray a baking dish (one that will accommodate all the chicken pieces comfortably in one layer) with nonstick vegetable-oil spray. Preheat oven to 400øF. Put the butter in the baking dish and heat it in the oven until the butter melts. Mix flour and seasonings together in paper sack or plastic baggie (1-gallon size). Shake each piece of chicken in seasoned flour. Place chicken pieces, skin-side down, in baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over and bake an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy. Remove chicken and set aside in a warm place. Saute the scallions and mushrooms in the drippings over medium high heat, until soft. Mix the seasoned flour with milk first until you see no lumps. Whisk milk mixture into the sauteing onions and mushrooms. Taste and add bouillon cube, if desired (You may want to use additional milk if you do). Boil until thickened to preferred consistency. Put into a gravy dish and serve alongside the baked chicken. When cooking for my college roommates years ago, I discovered that although tuna-fish casserole is consumed in millions of households, love of mother's own must be imprinted during infantile nurturing. As my friends summarily banished all my childhood favorites, I concluded that a hankering for mother's recipes could be used to distinguish genuine family from interlopers (call it genetic tasting). But I soon forgot the recipes. So, it took a call to Pam Ross, my sister and sole surviving mother in our clan, to retrieve this cholesterol-boosting pleasers from our Mom. My nieces like it, and it doesn't wear out the cook. Pam serves it with garlic mashed pot


Nutritional Information:

1169 Calories (kcal); 84g Total Fat; (65% calories from fat); 70g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 410mg Cholesterol; 2004mg Sodium

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