Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Breaded Chicken

This looked better in person!
I eat a lot of chicken (buy it in bulk and throw it in the freezer), but I have been getting bored of plain chicken. I decided to bread my chicken, but all I had was caesar salad croutons! What better way to experiment than to experiment!

-chicken breast (or really any piece of chicken)
-croutons, handful

-ziploc bag
-paper towel
-rolling pin, optional
-hammer, optional
-steam roller, optional
-cooking oil
-frying pan

Start by putting a handful of the croutons into a plastic ziploc bag. Place the bag on a paper towel, and fold the towel over the bag so when you smash the croutons, it doesn't hurt your hand or accidently break the bag and crouton dust destroys your counter. Smash the croutons until they are little tiny pieces, basically a powder, so that when it sticks to the chicken, it will look like something you would get from Sobeys.

Preheat the frying pan with the cooking oil in it at medium heat. In a bowel, crack the egg and beat it a bit with a fork. You will need this to dip the chicken in before the bread crumbs. Then, pour the bread crumbs onto a plate.

When the pan is hot, dip the chicken piece into the egg to coat it, then roll it in the bread crumbs and toss it into the frying pan. Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes a side for a medium breast, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F (74C).

Note: To make the chicken a little more healthy, you can choose to bake it in the oven or toaster oven. Cook the chicken at 350F for 8-10 minutes each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.


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