Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recipe Thursday - Pseudo-Fried Chicken Strips

So I thought I'd start something new on Thursday's on here and toss up one of the healthy recipes that I think up once a week -- that is until I run out of them.

This week is: Pseudo-Fried Chicken Strips

Ingredients
1 cup cornflakes
2 chicken breast halves
and whatever seasonings you feel like

Directions -- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1.) Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound the hell out of them. I used the side of a corn can because I don't have any fancy mallets in my kitchen (my husband won't let me have one -- afraid I'm going to pound him I guess. Which means he knows me).
2.) Crush the cornflakes to smithereens. I put the corn flakes in a gallon sized ziplock bag, sucked the air out, and then rolled the same can of corn over them until they were crushed into tiny pieces.
3.) Mix in your favorite spices into the ziplock with the cornflakes to taste. I like to use garlic powder, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, rosemary, sage, and when I feel like a little spice, chili powder or cayenne pepper.
4.) Cut the chicken into strips and put into the ziplock bag. Shake your money maker and coat the chicken in the spices and cornflakes.
5.) Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until done.

The recipe is extremely easy and takes about a half hour from start prep to eat. Which is nice when you didn't have a lot of time to cook. It passes the picky eaters test as Both my extremely picky eaters eat this recipe with smiles on their faces.

My favorite thing to do with the chicken strips is to chop them up and toss them with romaine lettuce and have a crispy chicken salad like you can get at a restaurant.

It turned out great tonight!

1 comment:

Melanie Avila said...

Mmm, that sounds good, especially with the salad the next day. I'm all about salads for lunch. :)