Mar242009

Yes, I made it for dinner

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Don’t y’all love my fancy-schmancy photography SKILLZ? Oh- and before you yell at me, I made up this plate with leftovers. There are normally a whole lot more green beans on our plates.

This is my “new” favorite recipe. And, I say “new” because I screwed it up, but in the end made it that-much-better.
Here’s the recipe for oven fried chicken with my spin on it:
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
4 med. chicken breasts
1 “sleeve” of Ritz crackers
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon black crushed pepper
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter melted
Put the Ritz crackers, rosemary, paprika and crushed pepper in a ziploc bag. Get out as much air as you can and seal. Hand the bag to your toddler, and let them crush away. Tell them to keep the top closed, or they are headed to time-out.
Meanwhile, you grease a low-edge pan (I use my cookie sheet) and mix the milk and egg together in whatever cake pan you have (I find it has the best edge for this kind of project).
Take the ziploc bag away from your child and make sure all of the Ritz crackers are crushed and the spices are well incorporated. Praise your child for helping Mommy (or Daddy) in the kitchen!
Pour the contents into another pan. Now, dip the chicken into the egg/milk mixture. Make sure the chicken is covered well, then transfer to the cracker mixture. Do the same, then put on the cookie sheet. Repeat until you have no more chicken left to give a bath to.
Then, drizzle the meelted butter on top…
Throw in the oven for 45 minutes and you’re good to go! I usually serve mine with green beans and some kind of starch.
Now- you can try it the cookbook way- just by replacing the rosemary with thyme. I’ve made it with the thyme many times before, but I think it just tastes oh-so-much-better with rosemary!
Have fun and enjoy!
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