31 January 2011

Crunchy Chicken

Busy weekend for us since my parents were visiting. I haven't really done anything crafty in the last week, so I thought I'd share an old stand-by recipe I started using in the past year...which I guess makes it not so old, but whatever. You only need three things: boneless chicken breasts (or strips), honey mustard, and those french fried onion things that you use for green bean casserole. You should use honey mustard for sandwiches, not honey mustard salad dressing. I think the salad dressing would be much too runny.
  1. Squirt a bunch of honey mustard (HM) on a plate or in a tupperware dish. 
  2. Dump a bunch of crunchy onions (COs) in  another dish.
  3. Roll the chicken around in the HM.
  4. Roll the chicken around in the COs.
  5. Put them on a pan. Bonus: cover the pan in foil and then you don't even have to mess with cleaning the pan! 
Cook time depends on the cut of the chicken. I always at least halve breasts because they take forever to cook otherwise (it seems like forever when you're hungry anyway). Oven should be around 375 and cook anywhere from 10-25 minutes. Just make sure the chicken isn't pink and isn't burnt and you should be good to go.

I've also had success using crunched up Sun Chips. Perfect for when you only have crumbs left and nobody really wants to eat the last of them. Just remember your hearing protection if they're still using those terribly loud bags.

If you're looking for something even easier, go to the nearest Trader Joe's (or TJ's as we affectionately call it) and pick up some Mandarin Ginger Chicken from the freezer aisle. That stuff is AMAZING!! And I'm pretty sure that's the right name, if not it definitely has mandarin in the name and it's in an orange bag. We've had it twice in one week before. Just pair it with some brown rice and you have a meal.

Here's what we were busy doing this Saturday:

Seeing whales. Well, more precisely, seeing parts of whales. Unfortunately I didn't catch any Free Willy jumps, but then again these were gray whales so that probably isn't their style. It was fun though. If you ever go on a whale watching tour in central/northern CA, dress much warmer than you think is necessary...and have fun! :)


  1. OMG those sun chip bags were the worst!

  2. Love the blog and love the recipe; I'll have to try it out this weekend! I'm new to blogging and would love to know how you add the bar at the top that links to the "Home," "About Me", etc... Thanks!

  3. Amazing! Thank you so much! Your directions were super simple and now I have an "About Me" tab! haha - moving up in the blogging world!

  4. I love your blog too. :) Miss you


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