Monday, June 14, 2010

Oven-Fried Picnic Chicken

Image Source Betty Crocker

Oven-Fried Picnic Chicken
Betty Crocker

2/3 cup buttermilk
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 lb)
1 cup Country Corn Flakes cereal
1 cup Original Bisquick mix or Gold Medal all-purpose flour
2 packages (1 oz each) ranch dressing mix (dry)
Cooking spray

Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Pour buttermilk into shallow glass or plastic bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in 2-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag, crush cereal with rolling pin. Add Bisquick mix and dressing mix (dry) to cereal in bag. Remove chicken from buttermilk; discard buttermilk. Add chicken to cereal mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).

My Notes: I'm not sure what "Country" Corn Flakes are, so I just used "Regular" Corn Flakes. The chicken was great, I loved the flavor and the crunch. Next time I will bread the chicken in a pan, the bag didn't distribute the corn flake mixture evenly enough for me. I also used chicken tenders/strips and only cooked it for 20 minutes.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cinnamon Sugar

When I was little I loved having cinnamon toast for breakfast. One morning we ran out of Cinnamon Sugar and devastation hit. My mom came to the rescue and "made" Cinnamon Sugar... from scratch! I was so little that I had no idea you could "make" Cinnamon Sugar. I was amazed and thought my mom was awesome!

So, today we ran out of Cinnamon Sugar and Hannah was only mildly impressed that I could make my own. Oh well, I guess in the age of iPhones and computers, Cinnamon Sugar is low on the list.

Cinnamon Sugar

1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon

Mix together and pour into shaker. This amount fit perfectly into my McCormick sized container.