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Fried Chicken Party Menu

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Need some ideas...

My little girl is turning 2 in December and we are expecting about 30 people. A mixture of adults and kids 2 and under. (All of the kids are pretty adventurous eaters)

I want to do fried chicken as the main. I saw some cute coleslaw cups on a blog that I think would be a good finger food (the coleslaw is placed on a napa cabbage leaf).

What are some other creative sides?

As a side note, the party theme is a Merry Berry Birthday since she is obsessed with picking imaginary berries...

Looking forward to hearing some ideas!

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  1. Mac and cheese bites, little biscuits, one bite potatoes topped with cheese and bacon. I am thinking more along the lines of fried chicken accompaniments.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      great ideas - thank you! i have a favorite mac and cheese recipe. could i just put it into a mini muffin tin and bake as usual or do i need to do anything special to have them "set up"?

    2. >>>(the coleslaw is placed on a napa cabbage leaf). <<<
      I do this often with the slaw in a purple cabbage leaf. Your could serve stuffed eggs, potato salad or 3 bean salad, maybe chili or chili beans.I like the mac/cheese too. Not too creative, but liked by most and good with the chick.

      1. Fried battered green beans (saw on the Neeley's show, recipe should be on FNetwork), roasted vegetables, bite sized corn fritters, deviled eggs, oven sweet potato wedges, broccoli & cheese cornbread baked in miniature muffin cups (these are delicious), fruit kabobs (seedless grapes, orange wedges, apple and/or pear chunks served with a creamy orange dipping sauce), frozen assorted juices in ice cube trays or other mold for punch bowl or a light soda such as ginger frozen in ice trays with blueberries, raspberries or mandarin orange slices to add to glasses.

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        1. re: Cherylptw

          do you have a link to the broccoli cheese cornbread recipe?

          1. re: akp

            Broccoli Cheese Cornbread

            4 large eggs
            3/4 cup small curd cottage cheese
            2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
            1-10 oz. box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & drained well (can use blanched & drained fresh broccoli)
            1/2 cup onion, chopped
            1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

            Preheat oven to 375F. degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Whisk together the eggs and cottage cheese; stir in the remaining ingredients and add to prepared baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out moist but not runny.

            For the mini muffins, spray tins with non stick cooking spray and add about 2 to each of the cups. Put tins onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes ( Check with a toothpick for doneness and if still runny, cook for an additional couple of minutes) Makes a lot of mini muffins. ***I like to add the cottage cheese to a food processor and pulse a few times but that's a matter of preference

        2. Thanks to all for the ideas. I have a rough plan for my menu now - thanks!