Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crispy Oven-fried Chicken

Crispy Oven-fried Chicken
from Keeping Up

1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Place all ingredients (except egg and chicken) in a food processor and pulse until uniformly mixed.  Pour mixture into a shallow dish.  Dip each piece of chicken in egg, then in seasoning mixture, pressing to coat.  Bake on a greased baking sheet in a 350 degree oven until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  Serve with yogurt dipping sauce.

dipping sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt

Whisk together sauce ingredients.  Make in advance for optimal flavor.

{cooks note}

This is a great low-fat recipe that is sure to please everyone in your family.  We prefer it without the dipping sauce.  I like to serve mine with garlic red mashed potatoes and homemade country gravy.  I guess it not really that low-fat if you make it with the gravy.  :)  You could have your crumb mixture and dipping sauce prepared ahead of time to make for a quick and delicious meal for your family on those busy nights.  

Egg and dry crumb mixture.

I like to bake mine on parchment paper to avoid the chicken from sticking to the pan.


No comments: