Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spicy Popcorn Chicken

I have a confession to make, sometimes I fake it. The screams you hear are not heartfelt, I just want you to feel good about yourself.  Yes, I am talking to you, Mr. Scary Monster in the haunted maze.  I admire your effort, but I saw you coming long before you jumped out to scare me.  I have to give you an "A" for effort. I don't want you to be sad because you didn't scare me,  I am sure you scared the teeny boppers that were in line behind me though.

Speaking of faking it, sometimes I have to fake it with my meals for my family.  They want chicken nuggets and I want to feed them something a little bit healthier.  This is my version of spicy popcorn chicken using Fiber One cereal.

Ingredients
2 egg whites
2 tbsp spicy mustard
1 ½ cups crushed Fiber One Cereal

1 lb chicken breast tenderloins


Seasonings to Taste
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder

Crushed Red Pepper
Hot Sauce

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Directions
Preheat oven to 450 F. Coat dish with cooking spray


Chop chicken up into bite pieces.

In a shallow dish combine crushed Fiber One cereal, salt, pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper.*

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Add a couple of dashes of hot sauce to egg whites.

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Form an assembly line.

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Dip chicken into egg white mixture.

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Coat chicken with the Fiber One cereal mixture.

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Add to cookie sheet.

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Bake for 15 minutes, then use a spatula or tongs to flip the chicken pieces. Continue baking until golden brown and or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife).

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Try not to get distracted by an episode of Supernatural or you will have extra crispy popcorn chicken.

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*Here is a helpful tip that I wish I thought of earlier.  If you crush the cereal using a blender or a food processor, add the seasoning beforehand and you end up with crushed and seasoned coating for your chicken.

1 comment:

Cassie//Bake Your Day said...

Yum, love spicy coating and this sounds great! Found you through BasilMomma!