Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Edition: Cheaper Than Shake-N-Bake

I was so happy when I found this recipe for crispy baked chicken. I honestly couldn't wait to try this. Because honestly, who doesn't like a piece of crispy chicken with a side of mashed potatoes? This smelled great cooking in the oven, and when I took it out and tasted it, I thought "Wow. This tastes like Shake-N-Bake chicken". And then it dawned on me. For cheaper than I could have bought a box, that's exactly what I made. And it was pure heaven. Please enjoy the recipe (and the $$ saved) below.

What's Needed:
1/2 C. cornmeal
1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
Chicken breasts or chicken tenders, about 2-3 lbs.
1/2 C. milk
1/3 C. butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Combine first six ingredients.

3. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in the cornmeal mixture.

4. Place in a greased 9x13 pan. Drizzle with butter.
5. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear.

PointsPlus: 9 (for one chicken breast or 3 chicken tenders)
Husband's Grade: A+

Inspired by: Taste of Home Classic Cookbook

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