well here we go
i am very fortunate to live near a great butcher shop
their meats are great and the chicken breasts are HUGE
so i decided to get one whole breast the other day and do something fun with them
i cut the breasts in strips about 2 inches wide on a slight angle
and this seriously gave me about 15 good size strips
i put them in a bowl and then tossed with about 1/4 cup or so of ranch dressing
tossed that with a spoon, then i thought what now?
oh! i found a half bag of panko bread crumbs that were italian style
toss that in next and mix with the spoon. i did not take the chicken out and do the dredging
i just tossed it all in the same bowl!
then i baked it in the oven for about 50 minutes at 350
i prefer to bake my chicken on a wire rack lifted off the baking tray
several reasons : it does not sit in any grease, it also helps lift the chicken to have a little more even cooking going on with it. nothing worse than lifting that chicken up and having all the yummy coating stay on that pan.
here we have it, a very tasty way to do the chicken to give it a little more flavor
than just salt and peppering it.
i decided to serve mine with buttered orzo noodles
and a dark leaf lettuce salad with ranch