Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Fried" Crispy Chicken


I had to force myself to turn the oven on. It is getting hot here much like everywhere else I'm sure. I'm just having a hard time lately cooking meals that are served warm. Like I've said in a previous post I just want to eat salads and fruit for every meal. My husband would not enjoy having a salad placed before him every night so like I said, I forced myself to turn the oven on and make this chicken dish. I will tell you that I loved it. It's a keeper for sure. I found this in Woman's Day  magazine. The lady that submitted it said that this is what here mom would make before her tennis matches for good luck. This is a fun way to use the leftover Rice Krispies at the bottom of the bag. While we are on that subject, why does that always seem to happen in our house. There will be this Jumbo cereal box that is practically empty except for the tiny bit of cereal left at the bottom. Does this happen in anyone else's house or just mine. Anyways, the chicken turned out really moist, I'm guessing because it was marinating in yogurt and that acts as a tenderizer. I'll let you in on a little secret, I diced up some leftover's the following day and put them in a salad. I couldn't resist. I hope you are all having a wonderful week. It's almost weekend time!

"Fried" Crispy Chicken
Adapted slightly from Woman's Day magazine

4 cups Rice Krispies, lightly crushed
3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
8 (6oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine the yogurt and chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic ziplock. Allow to marinate for 1 to 4 hours.

Heat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine rice cereal, Parmesan, oil, paprika, cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Press chicken breasts into the cereal mixture to help it adhere; place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 25-30 minutes.

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