Friday, December 21, 2012

What's for dinner?: Double Crunch Chicken

If you're like me, you hate trying to answer this question:

'What's for dinner tonight?'

I get tired of making the same recipes, but then I get frustrated looking for new recipes that taste good, are healthy, and will satisfy both me and DH.

So, I thought that I would share some of the dinners that have been successful with you guys here.

I searched through my Pinterest board trying to find the perfect recipe(s) for tonight. I finally found one that I thought we would both enjoy.

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Double Crunch Chicken
via Rock Recipes

Ingredients:
4 thin sliced chicken breasts

Flour mixture:
1 cup flour
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 Tbsp paprika

Egg wash:
2 jumbo eggs (or 2 large eggs would be enough)
1/2 cup water

Olive Oil (for pan)

Honey Garlic Sauce:
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 tsp minced garlic
1 cup honey
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients for flour mixture until well blended.

In another medium bowl, make egg wash by whisking eggs and water together.
(Use egg whites for less calories and fat)

Take a chicken breast, dip it into flour mixture until well covered, dip it into the egg wash, then dip it in the flour mixture again until well covered.

Pour olive oil into a pan until bottom is completely covered (for pan frying).

Place chicken breast into skillet. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, until fully cooked.

For the Honey Garlic Sauce, in a medium sauce pan, saute the olive oil and garlic. Then add the remaining ingredients. Simmer 5-10 minutes on medium heat.

Serve chicken topped with the honey garlic sauce.

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The chicken was a hit! DH ate two whole pieces before I could even sit down to eat one. I served it with Easy Zucchini (and Yellow Squash) Parmesan.

While cooking dinner, we made some Apple Cider Margaritas. They tasted good and DH drank his, but I wasn't in the mood for trying to stomach any alcohol. 

For dessert, we are patiently waiting on a Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pie to set while it's in the freezer. I will let you know how it turns out!

What is your favorite dinner recipe?

1 comment:

  1. I have lots of favorites :) but, i really love beef chili!

    New Year green smoothie challenge :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/12/upcoming-new-year-nutrition-kick-off.html

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