Monday, March 23, 2009

I've heard people coating their chicken with bread crumbs and non sweet corn flakes. So when I saw the recipe for
Cheez It Chicken. I knew I had to try it.

The only thing different I did was I baked it instead of frying it. Otherwise pretty simple and tasty. The oil in the recipe is obviously if you go the frying method. It smelled so good baking.

2 1/4 lbs. chicken tenders
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
6-7 cups Cheez-It crackers
4 eggs
canola oil

Serves 2-4 for dinner, or more as an appetizer

Marinate chicken in buttermilk. Dip chicken in flour, then in egg. Coat with Cheez-It crumbs. Drop into 350 degree F oil for a few minutes. If your chicken fingers are really thick, finish in a 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes


Mrs. D said...

I've also had chicken casserole with crushed Cheese-it's on good. This may be a Southern thing - we affectionately refer to it as funeral food. : )

Jesser said...

Very interesting. I made Just Jenn's cap'n'crunch chicken once. That was OK ... this sounds better.

Abby said...

Mrs. D is SO right. Funeral food, church-potluck food ... that's exactly what it is down here.

I make a honey-crisp chicken with cornflakes and, of course, honey, that Brad just loves. And you use FF mayo for the "oil". It's healthful and tasty!

I saw a mac-n-cheese on Food Network topped with goldfish and vowed to try it some day. You've got me wanting to this week!