Fried Chicken Thighs & Cheesy Grits

with corn and red bell pepper

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
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    3 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Green Onion
  • ½ fl. oz. Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
  • 14 oz. Diced Chicken Thighs
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    1 oz. Flour
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    1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Instant Grits

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    964
  • Carbohydrates
    84g
  • Fat
    43g
  • Protein
    61g
  • Sodium
    1496mg

Recipe Steps

  • 1

    Prep

    Chop peppers Chop scallions

  • 2

    Cook Grits

    Cook grits according to package directions with ¼ tsp salt. Add peppers, corn, half of the scallion tops and cheese. Stir constantly over medium heat until peppers are softened and cheese is evenly distributed, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

  • 3

    Bread Chicken

    Place flour in a mixing bowl. Add enough water to make a slurry mixture. In another bowl, add panko. Season chicken with ½ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Dip diced chicken into slurry mixture and then coat with panko. Repeat with all chicken and set on a plate.

  • 4

    Cook Chicken

    Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Test temperature of oil by adding a little slurry to the oil. Fry chicken until lightly browned and cooked through.

  • 5

    Finish The Dish

    Add a little water to the grits if they firmed up. Top grits and chicken with hot sauce to taste. Garnish with remaining scallion tops.

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