Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yummy Chicken Dinner

We really like chicken in my household so I'm always looking for a new way to cook chicken so that it is exciting and different. Since we have a ton of snacky food leftover from my surprise birthday party (BF is so awesome!) I decided to make pretzel crusted chicken and potatoes last night. I have to say that I was very pleased at how it turned out.

Pretzel Crusted Chicken:
1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
1 egg beaten plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 cup pretzels crushed
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of each: grill seasoning, salt, pepper, granulated garlic and sage
Preheat oven to 350. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet on the stove top. Mix the spices with the flour and place in a dish. Mix the egg with the milk and place in another dish next to the flour mixture. Finally mix the pretzels with the bread crumbs and place in a dish next to the egg mixture. Coat the chicken in the four. Next dip the chicken in the egg mixture. Shake off excess. Now coat the chicken in the pretzel mixture.
Place in the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes per side until the coating is golden brown. Place the skillet in the oven to finish cooking the chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Crispy Baked Potatoes
2-4 baking potatoes washed and peeled
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cut the potatoes into big chunks. Place in a pot and cover with water. Add a bit of salt. Boil the potatoes until fork tender. Drain and allow to cool. While the potatoes cool place the butter and olive oil into a baking dish. Place this dish into the 350 oven to allow the butter to melt. Remove from oven and add the potatoes. Coat the potatoes well with the butter mixture and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Bake 20 minutes (or until the chicken is ready). Turn the oven onto broil and broil the potatoes for an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy. Add more salt if you wish.
Serve with steamed broccoli. Enjoy!


Christine said...

oh we have tons of pretzels around the house (favorite snack) and chicken breasts are on sale...i think i might have to make this!

Katie said...

Tell me how it turns out! An added plus to the dish is that crushing the pretzels is great stress relief!

CTB said...

I might never cook were it not for this blog! :) You keep posting the most yummy looking recipes.

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