From Julie Kelly:
Like many moms, I struggle to balance work and family life. I am a veterinarian in the poultry industry and work to ensure that the birds are healthy. But, I also want to ensure that my family is healthy. For me, this starts by providing nutritious food, like my parents did for me. However, time with my family is also important so we can learn and play together.
Therefore, quick and healthy recipes are always on my weekly menu plan. This chicken recipe has been a hit for both the children and adults in my life.
Faux Fried Chicken
• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 1 ½ cup mayonnaise
• ½ cup coarse ground honey Dijon mustard
• 4 cups bread crumbs (or breading of your choice)
• 2 teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
• 3 teaspoon garlic powder
• 3 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut chicken breasts into one inch strips (or nuggets for picky eaters). Mix the mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a gallon sized, zip-top bag. Dip 2-3 pieces of chicken in the mayonnaise mixture and then place in the zip-top bag. Hold the bag closed and shake to coat. remove the chicken from the bag and place them on a baking rack. repeat this process with the remainder of the chicken. Discard any remaining mayonnaise mix and bread crumbs. Cook the chicken in the oven for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Tip: Split the bread crumb mixture into 2 portions and use a second gallon sized, zip-top bag. Use the second bag for the second half of the chicken or when the first
bag is too full of clumps to get even coating.