Faux Fried Chicken

Faux fried chicken
Published by Chatelaine on 10/1/2009 Craving fried chicken? Bypass the takeout place and reach for a box of croutons instead. They make for an instant crispy coating that’s loads healthier and just as tasty.
Preparation time 10 minutes
Baking Time 25 minutes
Makes 4 Servings
•1 cup (250 mL) finely crushed croutons, cornflakes or taco chips
•1 tsp (5 mL) poultry or Italian seasoning
•1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried thyme leaves and salt
•4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
•1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil or 2 tbsp (30 mL) regular mayonnaise

1.Preheat oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with oil. In a shallow dish, stir croutons with poultry seasoning, thyme and salt. Lightly brush a chicken breast with oil, then coat with crumb mixture. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken, oil and crumb mixture. Discard any remaining coating.
2.Bake chicken in centre of oven until coating is crisp and golden,from 25 to 30 min. Wonderful with roasted cherry tomatoes.

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