Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Best ever breaded chicken!!!!!

Monday nights are chicken strip and tator tot nights here around our parts. Lately also supplemented with a salad or hot veggie. Last night we were *gasp* out of frozen chicken strips so instead of going to the store, I decided we would make our own.
We have these 2-breast packs of chicken from Costco which makes the perfect amount of breaded chicken bites for us in our skillet meals, so I figured that would work. In the past year or so of attempting homemade breaded chicken with various recipes (including remembering the ease and delicious-ness of Shake-N-Bake, then buying the generic and being disappointed) (also including getting upset over egg/flour/crumb/mess/making chicken by myself), I finally noticed an easy breading recipe on...wait for it...the back of the Safeway bread crumb container!!!

The first time I used this recipe, I was amazed! Easy to bread, then bake...Yum! The second time I thought it was a tad bland. Both times I sort of modified the recipe as I went along.

Then came last night! I modified again and this time these chicken bites were AMAZING. I mean, I wish I had a picture but we devoured every last bite.

Here you go:

3/4 c Safeway bread crumbs
1 tsp kosher salt (if you are eating the chicken by itself. half this if you are putting the chicken in flavorful food)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried minced onion flakes
3 shakes chili powder
one handful frozen parmesean cheese (maybe 2 TBSP)
1/4 c EVOO

I like to dip in egg and then this mixture, then bake. MMMMM. Try it and let me know how it goes!