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Jan 3, 2008 03:52 PM

Healthy Green sides for Fried Chicken Potluck

The girls are having a potluck where the main dish is Oven Fried Chicken. In the spirit of keeping it healthy I'd like to do something green for a side, and not's far too cold out! I think someone is doing a coucous side dish so I'm really looking to do something vegetable/green oriented. Any suggestions?

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  1. Broiled green beans. Toss beans with a little olive oil and garlic and S&P, spread on cookie sheet under broiler, cook until some black spots appear, turning once. So delicious my family eats at least twice as many beans as they do when I fix them any other way.

    Can also add sliced onion and/or sliced sweet red pepper and broil those with the beans.

    1. If you can find good asparagus this time of year, toss it with a little olive oil and pepper. Roast at 400 until it's the tenderness you like, then add a little butter (or butter substitute, it works too), and equal parts soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Whenever I make this, it never makes it to the table - everyone stands around the dish on the counter, eating with their fingers.

      1. Fried chicken and collard greens seem to go hand in hand.

        1. I just made an amazing spinach dish.
          3 tBS of olive oil
          1/2 red onion sliced 2 cloves of garlic in pan for about 8 min
          then add 1/4 C chix stock 1 TBSP of soysauce and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes add spinach 1/3 at a time until wilted. use 10-20 0z of spinach and just keep adding till wilted then grate lemon rind on top.

          YUM!!! it was in Giada's everyday pasta book.

          1. Oven Fried Chicken suggests Southern overtones to me.....

            Collard or Mustard Greens simmered with Smoked Turkey Necks.....or

            Simple Steamed Broccoli.

            I also like the ideas of green beans or Haricot Vert with almonds......or

            A medley of Green Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrots and Red Pepper......maybe some Cauliflower.....or any combination of.

            I would have said Creamed Spinach.....but Some would consider that unhealthy

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            1. re: fourunder

              Collards with smoked turkey necks occured to me as soon as I read this post.