Cornmeal Crusted Chicken: Chicken Recipes ~
If you are looking for chicken recipes that don’t involve frying, but you still want that crispiness that you get when you fry your food, then I think you will like this one. This Cornmeal Crusted Chicken recipe is just a little bit spicy, but nothing extreme, so I think that most of you will low tolerance for spiciness will be able to handle this. Since I like might food spicy, I might even add more chili powder next time. Since this chicken recipe gets a nice crunchiness to it, I think you will enjoy this as a healthier alternative to fried chicken. My husband is using the leftovers tonight in chicken fajitas.
Chicken Recipes: How To Make Cornmeal Crusted Chicken
To make Cornmeal Crusted Chicken, you will need the following ingredients…
3 chicken breasts (peel off the skin)
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Pam Cooking Spray (I use the Olive Oil variety)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pan with Pam Cooking Spray. I used a Pyrex Glass Cooking Dish. As we all know, Pyrex dishware can get expensive. So, I like to pick them up at yard sales during the summer to cover what I have lost in the winter to a hubby with slippery fingers.
Mix together the cornmeal, salt, chili powder and oregano. Thoroughly coat the chicken breasts with the mixture and shake off the excess. Place chicken in pan and cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn each piece. Cook for another 30 minutes. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked – we don’t want anyone getting sick – and voila!
*This is a variation of a recipe I found in Betty Crocker Country Cooking (2009, General Mills) that I altered to suit my family’s taste. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.