Saturday, January 9, 2010
Garlic Panko Chicken Strips #3 1-9-10
I am always on the lookout for quick, simple chicken dishes. I have actually already eaten supper tonight, but had these chicken tenders in the fridge that really needed to be used, so this is Michael's supper! I had bought them to make earlier in the week, but since I was sick never got around to it. I love the light crispiness of panko bread crumbs.
* 5 tablespoons butter
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 3/4 cup panko
* 1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
* salt and pepper
* 1 1/4-1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; as butter starts to melt, add minced garlic into the saucepan.
2. Once butter has melted, remove from heat and pour garlic butter mixture into a low flat dish, like a soup plate or pie pan.
3. In another low, flat dish, combine panko, parmesan, and parsley if using (some kids don't like green bits in their food, so feel free to leave out); add salt and pepper to suit your tastes.
4. Preheat oven to 400F; have ready a baking pan that's been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
5.Remove chicken tenderloin from breasts and leave whole, then cut breasts crosswise into strips.
6.Roll chicken pieces into garlic butter, then completely dredge in panko mixture; place on prepared baking pan.
7.Should you have any panko mixture left over when you are done, sprinkle over chicken strips; should you have any melted butter left over, pour over chicken.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked through.
I cooked them the full 20 minutes and flipped them over halfway, besides that followed recipe exactly. I really liked the flavor of these. I ate them with Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Mustard. My only concern was the breading was falling off. I will definitely make these again, but probably bake them longer for a crispier bite. I think it would also help to pour more butter over the top. (I didn't have much left)