Tag: Chicken

Advocado Chicken Parmigiana

YUMMMMM

I found this on pinterest. looked amazing, anything with Advocado catches my eye.

This is the picture that caught my eye on pinterest.  How good does that look?

 

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This is how it turned out on our plates… How good does that look?

on the plate

I didn’t follow the recipe on pinterst though.  I’ll give everyone 1 guess which cookbook I used a recipe from…

that’s right LOONEYSPOONS!

The Looneyspoons Collection: Fee, Fie, Faux Fried Chicken

Oven “fried” chicken pieces with a crispy herb coating

Fee, Fie, Foh Yum! I smell the scent of chicken with crumbs! If you love fried chicken, but hate all the fat, our healthier rendition is a giant step in the right direction.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn flake crumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • ½ tsp each dried thyme and seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp each garlic powder, onion powder and freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 large chicken thighs (bone-in; remove skin)
  • 4 large chicken drumsticks (remove skin)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Safflower oil or cooking spray to coat baking pan

Directions

In a shallow bowl or pie plate, mix corn flake crumbs with Parmesan, paprika, marjoram, thyme, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

Pour buttermilk into a second shallow bowl or pie plate and flour into a third shallow bowl or pie plate.

Generously spray a rimmed baking sheet with safflower oil or cooking spray (see tip below). Rinse chicken and pat dry using paper towels. Working one at a time, dip chicken pieces in buttermilk and moisten on all sides. Shake off excess buttermilk. Place chicken in bowl with flour and turn to coat. Dip in buttermilk again, then coat with seasoned corn flake mixture. This process can get a little messy, but hang in there! Double dipping is what makes the chicken extra yummy. Place chicken pieces on prepared baking sheet. Leave some space between chicken pieces (they should not be touching). Using a small spoon, drizzle melted butter evenly over chicken.

Bake, uncovered, at 400ºF for 35 to 40 minutes, until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear. Serve hot.

Per piece: 258 calories, 8.8 g total fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 1.4 g fiber, 106 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium

To make this Advocado Chicken Parmigiana- After breading the chicken and baking it for 30-40 minutes, you put the maranara sauce on, advocado and cheese and bake 5-7 minutes.  We then broiled it for a few minutes as well.

I used Panko bread crumbs because I didn’t have corn flakes and I don’t drizzle butter on the chicken.  I also use Skim Milk instead of buttermilk.  TASTES SOOOO GOOOOD!

WE also used water instead of milk to help bread my girlfriend Jill’s Vegan Chicken breast- so this can be made into a Vegan or vegetarian dish as well (she also has Vegan cheese for as well)

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If you thought that salad was pretty..

then check out this sucker!

BEST SALAD OF THE WEEK… thus far

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Chicken Asian Salad- again I made it at work so the house didn’t have everything I usually use but it has been my favourite so far.

4oz of chicken (didn’t have my scale so I guesstimated), 2 cups romaine lettuce, 1/3 cup bean sprouts, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1tbsp green onion, 1/4 cup celery, 8 baby carrots sliced, chow mein noodles- 25g, and the sauce, now this bit is super important, is a mix of Ketjap Manis soy sauce and kraft asian sesame.  1tbsp each! mix and its the best sauce! I tried something different this time, as I actually eat this salad ALL the time it had just been a while, was I marinated the chicken in a tbsp of the asian sesame sauce and then tossed it in sesame seeds then cooked it. I will be doing this from now on! I should have used less sesame seeds and I often don’t put in the chow mein noodles to save the calories but this salad came to 580 Calories and I am stuffed.

On a random thought, I have seen a crazy amount of people walking the streets holding kittens this week.  Is that normal? Cause I don’t take a walk cradling my cats ever