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Saturday, August 2, 2008

2 chicken breasts= 5 servings

Here's one way I stretch the meat in any meal- make it bite sized! Tonight I took two large chicken breasts and had enough food to feed five people (three adults and two kids). Here's what I did:
Chicken Bites A La Amy
2 large chicken breasts
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp dried parsley
3 tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
small amount oil for frying

Slice the partially frozen chicken breasts into thin slices width-wise. (Mine were approximately 3-4" long and maybe 1/2" or so in thickness.) Place chicken in microwave-safe dish and microwave for five minutes. Place a large skillet on medium-high heat and add oil. Combine cornmeal, parsley, and ranch dressing mix in a large zip-top baggie. Remove chicken pieces from microwave and shake into baggie. With tongs, place chicken pieces in skillet and fry for approximately 3 minutes per side. Serve with dipping sauce of choice- my family likes ranch dressing or hot sauce.

I served these tonight with some Stovetop Stuffing and steamed broccoli, and had the whole meal on the table in about twenty minutes. I rarely fry things, but once in a while we like chicken or pork chops breaded and fried. Quick & easy- that's my kind of meal!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I might have to try that! Stretching meat definitely helps the grocery budget.