Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cornflake Chicken, Potato Curls, and Green Beans

Here is a random food/recipe post for you! :)

In my mind there are 3 categories of dinners: Healthy, Cheap to cook, and Just Plain Yummy. When an item falls into all 3 of those categories it is really a favorite, but sometimes it only fits in one or two of these. Tonight's dinner has 3 items. Cornflake chicken, is pretty cheap to make (especially with store brand cornflakes), pretty healthy b/c it is baked not fried, and yummy. The green beans I make are all of the above too. The potatoes on the other hand, lean strongly into the just plain yummy category since they require a cup of cheese, bacon, and half a stick of butter, but let's live a little.

Cornflake Chicken

  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 cups Cornflake crumbs
  • 1 T water
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper

Salt and pepper the chicken. Whisk together the eggs and tablespoon of water. Mix the cornflake crumbs, paprika and olive oil in a separate bowl. Now dip the chicken in the egg, then coat in the cornflake mixture. Next, put the chicken in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes (until done)

Potato Curls
This is a Celebrating Home Bean Pot Recipe

  • 4 Potatoes Peeled (optional) and thinly sliced
  • 3-4 green onions chopped
  • 4-5 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled OR 4 T real bacon pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 stick melted butter

Place the potatoes in an oven safe dish with a lid (I use my stoneware bean pot or casserole dish). Mix all other ingredients and spread over potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Simple, Yummy Green Beans

I use frozen green beans. I am a big fan of frozen veggies b/c they are picked and flash frozen at the peak of their nutrition and they last much longer than fresh. When I start my garden this fall, I am hoping to have enough to freeze some veggie for later use. 

 Anyway, I just put them in a skillet with a lid, put a little olive oil (like a tablespoon and a half-ish) and seasoned salt on them and cook on medium heat, covered, stirring often until they are done. 

And there you have it, our yummy dinner!
 Happy eating!

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