Thursday, December 18, 2014

TWO Yummy Recipes for You!

TWO Yummy Recipes for You!

I've decided not to do a weekly menu-plan for Christmas week, as I'm sure we will all be doing "our own thing" that week, whether it be entertaining at our own homes, or visiting with friends and family.

BUT, I wanted to share two recipes I made this week, that were:

  • super-easy
  • healthy
  • delicous
  • and, family-friendly!
The first one is our standard "chicken tender" recipe.  I HATE giving the kids store-bought chicken tenders (even though they definitely like them!) -- they are full of chemicals and preservatives.  Yuck.  And, this recipe is so easy to make for dinner, or even to make ahead and freeze for when you don't have a lot of time.

Healthy Baked Kid-Friendly Chicken Tenders

1 lb. chicken breasts
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried parsley

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut chicken breasts into "chicken tender size pieces".  I usually get 4 tenders per chicken breast. 

Combine 2 eggs into a bowl, and mix until combined. 

Combine panko, cornflake crumbs, and spices into a separate bowl.

Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then into crumb/spice mixture.  Place onto a baking pan that is topped with a baking rack (crucial for chicken tenders that are NOT soggy on one side). 

Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly.

My kids love these!  Even my 10-year-old son, who is not a big fan of chicken in general, eats these up!

In addition ......

We also tried a recipe for Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal for breakfast this week.  Really delicious!  It was a hit with 3:4 of my family members -- and my daughter is not a fan of oatmeal in general, so she didn't like it. 

Easy to throw in the oven while you're getting ready in the morning (or working out, like I did) -- and then breakfast is DONE! 

Enjoy!  And, thank you for reading and being a part of my life!

The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours this holiday season.