Froot Loop Chicken inaugurates a new series based around season 12 of American Idol. Once the show starts assigning themes in the live rounds, there’ll be recipes to match each theme… but in the mean time, look for one post a month profiling the new judges. (Because the show is culturally significant, and I feel like it, that’s why.)
Look right here for the first one. Nicki Minaj says her favorite food is Popeye’s Chicken, a recipe I won’t be making unless the economy gets so bad that I have no choice but to put on a silly uniform and run a fryer. However, there’s a niche craze for Captain Crunch Chicken, and I’m fairly confident that a variant can be made with Froot Loops. Nothing short of Froot Loops is worthy of Minaj’s brightly colored wigs and calculatedly wacky style.
Also, both the chicken and Minaj deserve recognition that it’s not random craziness we’re seeing: this is done on purpose and with brains behind it. So let’s preheat the oven to 350 and jump right into her most recent hit, “Beez In the Trap.” [Note: nothing that follows is worksafe or a good idea to teach to adorable three-year-olds.] Read the rest of this entry »