So Carson and his chicken got me to thinking...
So I bought some chicken thighs, locally grown, fresh, never frozen. $1.29 a # for bone in, I got a little over 2#. Sitting next to my Cuisinart 11 cup food processor, and J.A. Henckels 8" Chef's knife. Image: http://i47.tinypic.com/9gitfd.jpg width=800
I wanted to get practice boning thighs, and I am going to be getting a nice boning knife soon, but the Henckels was adequate, but a little too big for the job. They came out alright. Image: http://i46.tinypic.com/umreh.jpg width=800
Then I combined some olive oil and about 6 cloves of garlic and warmed them to meld the flavor. I inherited this pot, it's seen much better days. Image: http://i46.tinypic.com/4ij979.jpg width=800
I moved the oil and garlic to one bowl, and combined about 1/3 a cup of Panko bread crumbs, 1/3 cup regular bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, a little fresh cracked pepper, and I have an all purpose Italian seasoning grinder that I added a bit of, and put them in a seperate bowl. More later on this. Image: http://i45.tinypic.com/1j5hs5.jpg width=800
I dipped in the oil/garlic, then dredged in the dry ingredients that I whisked together to combine. The recipe called for a baking dish, but I left that at my mom's house when I made lasagna so I used Old Trusty. My Lodge cast iron skillet. Image: http://i48.tinypic.com/2lld2s4.jpg width=800
Baked them at 425 for 35 minutes in a preheated oven. They came out like this. Image: http://i46.tinypic.com/2ikqzqo.jpg width=800 Image: http://i46.tinypic.com/1231kb8.jpg width=800
They were cooked through, and the bottoms were actually nicely browned due to the cast iron. Image: http://i49.tinypic.com/30cxedv.jpg width=800
All in all these were actually really good and super easy. I will use cayenne pepper, and other things to give more heat and flavor, but there were easy, fun, and delicious.
Also as a side note, they are pretty healthy. EVOO is a good fat, and the bread crumbs have hardly anything in them. The Parmesan is the worst thing in there, and that can be omitted.