Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Blogstyle Iron Chef - Crispy Chicken or Rice Krispie Chicken
Ok, I told Heidi that I was going to do the Iron Chef thing this month so I had better get to it before it's too late. I am not really much of a cooker and I rarely make things from "scratch" but here goes. We have a favorite dish that I do not make too often because I find in a bit time consuming (and not from scratch things get thrown together so quickly). It is actually pretty yummy and I am not even sure if I made the recipe up myself or got it from somewhere because I've been making it for so many years. I think I was attempting to make something similar to Shake n Bake. They are basically homemade chicken nuggets but the amazing thing is my husband loves them and he won't eat any other nuggets.
I am unfortunately not much of a measurer in this recipe so you will have to try things out for yourself and adjust to your tastes. It really depends on how much chicken you are starting out with and we vary every time depending on the size of the package I happen to pick up. Anyhow, I will do my best but please use your best judgement if anyone is trying this.
We call this Crispy Chicken or Rice Krispie Chicken
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut up in to roughly finger sized pieces or whatever shape you would like.
Any brand of crispy rice cereal(I always use generic and we still call it Rice Krispie, oops)
Preheat oven to 350.
Put the amount of cereal you think is enough for the chicken you have cut up into your blender, I suppose a food processor would work as well but I have never used one so I'm not sure. I always try to make extra because I sprinkle the leftovers over the chicken at the end.
Once it's a fine powder, add the spices, feel free to add more or less to your tastes, we are pretty bland here so it's probably only about 1-2 tsp each. If you have other spices you like feel free to throw some of those in too!
Melt the butter in a container that you can dip the chicken into.
Dip each piece of chicken into the butter then into the cereal mixture.
I usually use a glass baking dish because they stick so badly to our cookie sheets (and worse to aluminum foil) and all the crispy coating comes off (and that's my favorite part)....I actually use several because to make enough for all of us it takes a lot.
I bake them for about 20 minutes or so depending on the size of the chicken bits. Larger ones make take a bit longer.
That's it. I really should make it more often because it's something everyone likes but it's so much easier to just grab a bag of Tyson nuggets and be done with it. Good Luck Everyone!