While he began cutting the chicken breasts into strips, I began to grab the ingredients to bread them. I had just purchased whole wheat flour at my favorite little market, so I got that out. But I noticed we were out of eggs. Oh, and bread crumbs.
Um... how do I make breaded chicken without eggs or bread crumbs...?
Since I'm so innovative and smart [envision my bulging eye balls] I decided to switch it up a bit. Instead of eggs, I chose to use extra virgin olive oil as my "glue." Instead of bread crumbs, I crushed up the last 2 cups of Frosted Flakes that were in the cereal box in the cabinet.
And there, my friends, a STAR was born! Without further delay...
FROSTED FLAKE CHICKEN
• 2 or 3 chicken breasts (thawed)
• 1 cup. whole wheat flour (a wee bit healthier than white flour)
• 3 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
• 2 cups Frosted Flake cereal (crushed)
• Cooling rack
• Cookie sheet
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut chicken breasts into strips about 1 to 2 inches thick
3. Set up a breading station using 2 paper plates and a regular dinner plate. Put the flour on a paper plate, the olive oil on a dinner plate and the frosted flakes on a paper plate.
4. Place the cooling rack on the cookie sheet. Spray the rack with non-stick spray (I will say, this is a must. I actually did not use any spray, and the strips ended up sticking a bit to the rack when we pulled them off to eat. Which is such a waste of yummy frosted flake goodness!)
5. Roll each strip in the flour until thinly coated, then in the olive oil, then roll in the flakes to coat thoroughly.
6. Place each strip on the cooling rack.
7. Bake strips for about 22-25 minutes or until the frosted flakes are golden brown (or to your liking).
8. Remove from oven and let cool.
9. EAT 'EM UP! - Great with bbq sauce for dipping :)
These were a real crowd pleaser (well, a crowd of two) because the sweetness of the flakes and the hearty chicken just meshed so well. We also think this would be good on a whole chicken breast or even on pork chops!
And, now to introduce the Mike Meter! Because we all know, if the husband (or the kids, for some of you) doesn't like it, chances are it won't see your kitchen ever again.
Yep! Mike gave it a huge 10! He even said to me while eating them "Ang, these are reeeeally good!" I'm so proud! Mostly because I just threw them together with what we had in stock.
We will definitely be making these again soon!