favorite blog of mine posted this Martha Stewart recipe and it looked easy enough. And because my pantry is often a peanut factory, I knew I wouldn't have to run to the store for any ingredients. So, I made it and I'm happy I did. It's not your usual, boring chicken meal but it's unique, healthy and full of taste. I did have to add a bit of tang but that's just because I'm a spice nut! Ron went back for seconds, enjoyed the leftovers, and I found out the oven works fantastical! Overall, a successful meal.
Peanut Crusted Chicken
from Martha's Stewart Everyday Food Cookbook, as seen on Greens-n-Chocolate
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 eggs
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6-8 ounces each)
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix together peanuts and breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, and add in olive oil, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Whisk to combine.
- In separate bowl, whisk together eggs and season generously with salt and pepper. Drench each chicken breast in egg mixture, then transfer to peanut mixture, one at a time. Cover each chicken breast in peanut mixture, pressing it to stick.
- Place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.