Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Potato-Crusted Baked Chicken

I got this recipe from a cookbook on my shelf called, 'Great Chicken Dishes'. I was in need of a chicken recipe with only the ingredients I had in my pantry and fridge. I am excited to share a recipe that includes ingredients most of us have on hand. I am all about using everything I have in the cupboard before taking yet another trip to the grocery store. It went over really well and tastes best with ranch dressing, then again most things do!

1/3 cup grated Parmesean cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried sage (didn't have it, I used some Mrs. Dash seasoning)
2 large eggs
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves ( about 1 1/2 lbs.)
2/3 cup dried instant mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil

1.)Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a shallow bowl or pie plate mix parm cheese, salt, pepper and sage. In another bowl beat eggs w/ 1 tablespoon of water. Dip your chix into parmesean mixture and press into chicken. Dip chix in egg mixture then into potatoes, pressing them into chicken.

2.)Lightly grease baking sheet. Place baking sheet in over for 5 min. Place chicken on preheated baking sheet; drizzle olive oil over chicken. Bake for 10 min, turn chix and bake for 10-15 min longer or until crusty and golden and chix is done.

3.) All out of instant mashed potatoes? Use crushed potato chips or Cheez-its. Both taste yummy!


Liz said...

potato chips? really? that is a great idea!

kristen said...

haha yes it is! so you can eat a few handfuls on the side liz? ;)

kristen said...

i used the chips... so good! crunchy and salty, just the way we like it! thanks mer!

Melissa said...

We tried this last night, it was a hit!