Taste and see …

Cheez-It chicken salad February 26, 2010

Filed under: Dinner,Salads — F. Penner @ 11:33 PM
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So I was clearly deceived by the mid-40 degree weather we’ve been having here, and thought that breaded chicken over a salad would be a nice dinner.  Which is was, but I decided to have this the other night when it suddenly got colder and apparently there was supposed to be a blizzard… I should have done mashed potatoes and hot vegetables, or something equally comfort food-ish.  Oh well!

I got the recipe for the chicken from my sister-in-law, and it’s really no harder than making regular breaded chicken – you just use crushed Cheez-Its instead of breadcrumbs!  Since I’m generally only cooking for me, the quantity is for one person (although this actually ended up lasting me for a couple of meals).

Cheez-It chicken

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, either pounded thin or sliced thinly, cut into several pieces
  • about 1 cup of Cheez-Its
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • several tablespoons of flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with milk
  • oil for cooking

Crush the Cheez-Its either in a food processor or in a bag with a rolling pin (I used my food processor), until they resemble coarse crumbs.  Place in a bowl and mix in the Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.  Dip each piece of chicken first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the Cheez-It mixture.  Place each piece in a frying pan, and cook until each side is golden brown.  Or, if you have a meat thermometer, you can use that to know when it’s done.  Cut the chicken into strips and place on top of your salad – then eat! 🙂

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