Crispy Fried Buttermilk Chicken Thighs

with Cheesy Mac and Kale

30 min

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What We'll Send

Unbleached Flour
Kale
Aged White Cheddar Cheese
2% Milk
Dijon Mustard
Cayenne Pepper
Macaroni
Worcestershire Sauce
Buttermilk
Onion Diced 1/4"
Chicken Thighs Boneless Skinless
Cheese Sauce Spice
Nutmeg, Roasted Garlic Powder
Spice Blend
Granulated Garlic, Basil Dried, Paprika, Thyme Dried, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Dried Mustard, Smoked Paprika
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Nutrition
Calories 1216
Fat 55g
Protein 73g
Carbohydrates 112g

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Cooking Directions

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1

Heat Oven + Cook Pasta

Heat oven to 350°F. Add 2 litres (4 litres for 4 servings) salted water to a large pot and bring to a boil.

2

Prepare Kale + Chicken

Wash kale and remove leaves from stem. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces. Measure out 2 tbsp. of the (4 tbsp. for 4 servings) flour and set aside for Step 6. Place remaining flour on a large plate. Season flour with salt and half of the spice blend. In a mixing bowl, mix buttermilk with ½ tsp. (1 tsp. for 4 servings) salt. Drain chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towel. Season chicken with salt and remaining spice blend. 

3

Finish Preparing Chicken

Place one chicken thigh in seasoned flour and thoroughly coat. Transfer chicken to buttermilk and thoroughly coat. Lift chicken from buttermilk, let excess liquid drip off, and return to seasoned flour, coating both sides. Set on a plate and repeat with remaining chicken thighs.

4

Cook Pasta

When water boils, add macaroni and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain in a fine mesh sieve. Rinse pot briefly with water and set aside for Step 6. 

5

Fry Chicken

Add ¼ cup (½ cup for 4 servings) oil to skillet (2 skillets for 4 servings). When oil is rippling, carefully add chicken. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 165°F.  Add more oil, 1 tbsp. at a time if needed. When finished, place chicken on a baking sheet and keep warm in oven.

6

Prepare Cheesy Mac

Add 3 tbsp. (6 tbsp. for 4 servings) butter to same pot over medium-high heat. When butter starts bubbling, add onions and cook for 1 minute. Add cheese sauce spice and reserved flour from Step 2. Cook for 1 minute while stirring. Whisk in milk and ½ cup (1 cup for 4 servings) water. Whisk for about 2 minutes or until thickened. Add Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, aged white cheddar, and cayenne to taste. Add macaroni and kale to sauce. Stir until hot and kale is tender and bright green. Season to taste with salt.

7

Serve

Divide cheesy macaroni onto plates with a portion of crispy fried chicken. Enjoy!

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