Monday, August 25, 2014

$33 keto challenge - day 1

I started the day by roasting a couple leg quarters to use for salads on Monday and Tuesday.  I'd like to take this opportunity to put on the record that roasting chicken is so simple and yields fantastic results with very little effort.  At only 89 cents per pound, I can't imagine getting a better meal at this price point with the amount of work involved.

All it took was to rub a little oil on the chicken quarters, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and finish by shaking on some of the fancy $1 italian seasoning I just purchased.  I cooked it in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, and then increased the temperature to 400 and cooked for an additional 35 minutes or so.





My lunch was one of the leg quarters pictured above, two hard boiled eggs, and two celery stalks.

For dinner, I wanted to try frying chicken on the bone the same way I fried the boneless chicken breast last time; using pork rinds as breading.  Unfortunately, it doesn't work quite as well because of how long the chicken needs to be cooked.  The pork rinds burn a little, and it leaves a slightly bitter taste to the chicken.  I'm wondering if I par-cook in the oven for 10-20 minutes, I could have better results.  Maybe I'll try that later this week.

Anyway, the meal was a cucumber and bell pepper 'salad' with mayo and italian seasoning with black pepper.  I wanted something cool and refreshing to go along with the salty, crunchy chicken.




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