This recipe is too good not to share. Although I have reduced the amount of meat I am eating, Miss S and the Hubz have not so I knew I had to make this for them. And everyone has got to love fried food – but who really loves the deep fryer? The splatter messes, the lingering smell and the oil that has been used a few too many times…no thanks!
That said I will have to experiment making this vegetarian. Maybe fried cauliflower – ah yes, that would make it a pakora :P
So what’s the trick to getting that crispy fried coating – corn flakes!
This is what you need:
Ziplock bag + rolling pin
S & P
Dill (or other herb of choice – optional!)
Chicken breasts (I usually slice them length wise)
This is what you do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Clean and slices your chicken, set aside
Using a ziplock filled with cornflakes, crush the cornflakes. Transfer to a bowl
Add S & P, garlic powder and herb of your choice to the bowl
Melt butter in the microwave (2+ tbls)
Add Salt, galic powder to the melted butter and mix well.
Set up your assembly line: chicken ready to be coated, melted butter mixture, cornflakes mixture and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Dip the chicken into the melted butter mixture being sure to coat both sides well, then cover the chicken with the cornflakes making sure to cover all areas of the chicken breast then place on lined baking sheet.
Complete above step for all remaining chicken pieces
Pour any remaining butter on all the pieces and fill in any missed places on the chicken with the cornflakes
Bake 25-30 min. Check centre of chicken is cooked before removing from oven.
I know people don’t understand extreme food choices like veganism. And these movies and the overall thoughts behind these docus can seem a bit pushy (especially to people who like red meat). But I’ve always thought about being vegetarian (and eventually vegan). It all started about 10 years ago when I read this book, but I kept my thoughts to myself.
The major theme of these docus has been food/health/environment; pretty much everything good in the world is pointing to a vegan lifestyle. I’ve been dabbling in meals here and there that are vegetarian or purely vegan (i.e. no meat or dairy). So far the meals have been satisfying and make me feel good (not necessarily in a ‘save the world’ kind of way but ‘wow, I’m cooking in a new and different way’ kind of way lol). Additionally not having to deal with cleaning a cutting board and knives to avoid contamination has been a plus :)
The Hubz and I are in talks about our food choices. But for now we are just talking and I am doing a lot of experimentation and personal recipe testing. Would be lying if I didn’t say it wasn’t fun to challenge myself in this way.
Maybe we’ll do a 2 week trial to see if we can do a vegan diet in our home or maybe we’ll become weekday vegetarians. Or maybe I’ll find it too difficult to give up cheese and chocolate. I see lots of discussion and research in our future.
As the weather is starting to warm and get spectacular outside – I almost forgot that I had a few last #Vday pix to share.
This year I got SPOILED by the hubz when he had these flowers delivered to me (I was #WFH). We then enjoyed our annual valentine’s dinner of fried chicken, bisquits and gravy with mash. I was a happy laaaadddyyy :P
The weekend prior I decided to do a valentine’s breakfast for my #fambam. Heart shaped pancakes, heart shape strawberries, whip cream and some blueberries (the hubz fav).
AAaaannnnndd I promise that is ALL for all of our vday celebrations this year :) #IPromise!!
I love me some home baked chocolate chip cookies! The only problem? I (always end up eat 10 in a row) can never just have one!
Side note: I often get in a rut of drinking the old favourite at Starbucks aka I’ll obsess over the same drink for a few months before changing it up. Decided to try something new today…. Tall Non Fat Hazelnut Cafe Misto. Mat Leave Mommies love their drive thru starbies!