“Fried” Chicken (in butter and wine)

Evening friends! I hope you are all doing well. My mom was awesome and took the girls to cheer practice so I could stay a little longer at work. Most of you already know that I am a teacher, but may not know that the first week of pre-planning is brutal. I was in the “work zone” and getting stuff done, so I really needed to stay for a bit to feel accomplished for the day.

I was going to make them have a “whatever night” for dinner, which means they can eat what they want. They would have been fine with cereal and eggs or leftover pizza, but when my mom reminded me that they had run out of milk, I knew I had to go to the store. The girls said they wanted chicken, so after work, I ran by Publix in hopes of picking up an original rotisserie chicken. All they had were the flavored variety, so I knew I was not in the clear yet.***

They wanted “plain” chicken, so I sauntered over to the chicken area and found legs on sale. 6 legs for $4. Sold! I got home quickly and got to cooking! I also bought some pasta, jarred Alfredo sauce, and frozen broccoli. We are working busy moms who need lots of love and support! No judgement!

*** I am tired of Publix assuming that most people like their Mojo and Lemon and Pepper variety. Most people who come in at 5 pm to get a rotisserie chicken are working parents who are in a rush and need a fast delicious meal. Make more plain roasted chickens! Know your audience, Publix!!!


6 skin on and bone in chicken legs
1 container of your favorite jarred Alfredo sauce on sale on a Tuesday
1 package of frozen broccoli (or peas)
3/4 stick of butter and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or 1 stick of butter)
1 cup of white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)


Brown your chicken legs on all sides in butter and oil in a medium sized Dutch oven on med. high heat.
Turn down the heat and add wine. Tent or lid with a small vent opening.
In another large pan, cook pasta. Drain. Add sauce and cooked broccoli. Combine. Serve. Kids will clean plates. Replace broccoli with peas or whatever vegetable they love.


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