What you will need:
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (tenderloins work perfectly as well)
Eggs, beaten (one or two depending on how much chicken you have)
Seasoning salt (or just salt and pepper)
Basil (fresh or dried works just fine)
Unsweetened cereal such as:
Plastic bag with closure
Sharp knife *for adult use only*
|I forgot to add the cheese grater to this pic. And no, she didn't touch raw meat.|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat the egg(s), set aside. Put two and a half to three cups of cereal into a zippered plastic bag. Have your child help you crush the cereal with the rolling pin. It helps to let out as much air as possible before you do this. Add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the season salt, and 1 teaspoon basil to the bag. Grate some parmesan and add it to the bag. You'll need about a 1/4 cup. You can use regular parmesan cheese as well. Have your child shake the ingredients after you zip it shut to make sure they are well mixed.
|She's ready to crush!|
|Rollin and shakin!|
Cut the chicken into 2 inch cuts, and coat them in the egg. Have your child hold the bag open for you while you add five or six pieces of chicken. Next, zip the bag and shake until the chicken pieces are well coated with the cereal. Place on a foil-lined (to save time with clean up if desired) baking sheet, about an inch apart. Bake for about 25-30 minutes and until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted in the chicken. Continue until all of your chicken is cooked. Serve with barbeque sauce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or whatever dipping sauce you prefer.
|I mixed the eggs in the bowl, dunked the chicken, and slipped them into the bag.|
|Shakin, shakin, shakin!|
|Ready for the oven.|