Thursday, April 02, 2009

Popcorn Chicken

3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. garlic powder

In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, salt and garlic powder. Using kitchen shears, cut chicken breasts into tiny bite sized pieces. Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat well.

Smear a thick layer of butter on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour coated chicken into dish, spreading so that they are in a single layer.Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Stir chicken and bake another 10 minutes.

This is a "High 5" recipe from Laura at Heavenly Homemaker. I like these recipes because they are simple, healthy and winners for her family of young boys. Our verdict on this one....we like the coating from Shake and Bake chicken best. I cooked a pan of chicken strips with that coating and the popcorn chicken tonight. HOWEVER, this one is GOOD and is very easy to throw things together and make takes a bit more time to make up the Shake and Bake mix if I'm out of I'm glad to have both recipes in my "tool box".

ALSO that slathering butter on the bottom of the pan is a GREAT trick...yum and no sticking....I've been too stingy with the butter.

We ate it before I took a photo - oops - go visit Heavenly Homemaker for a photo. ::snort::

This one is going right into the Recipe Index so that it is sure to make the trip to Japan. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Linda said...

If you threw in a tsp or so of paprika, a bit of would add to the flavor. And a friend of mine, who is a chef, told me that if you marinate the chicken before hand (in whatever you'd like, italian dressing, etc) for a bit before you dredge the chicken, it will help with the flavor.

I will be trying this one too.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Great tips, Linda. It was good - just not as spicy as I like....and yet it was SO quick. LOL

Linda said...

Shake'n Bake is something you all can eat? I don't think I've ever used it but assumed it would be full of no-no type stuff, preservatives, etc. If you guys can eat it, I am definitely going to check it out.

Linda said...

Ok, forget that comment! Now I click on the link and see that it is something you make yourself! :)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Linda - I wasn't clear. The Shake N Bake is my homemade mix...which is why the Popcorn chicken is much quicker if I don't have mix pre-made. LOL

Deja said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying Heavenly Homemaker's recipes. You'll have to try her Homemade Graham Crackers! Another favorite around here. Could be handy if you can't get the organic ones in Japan...

Cynthia said...

I never like to make chicken recipes that require cutting up because my knives are always dull. I think I need to get some kitchen shears! Thanks for the great tip!