Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cook’s Corner: Crispy Ranch Chicken

A coating of rice cereal, Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing gives chicken a tasty crunch—and it’s a snap to make!

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  1. 2  to 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  2. 1/2 to 3/4  cup grated parmesan cheese
  3. 1 envelope (1 oz.) ranch salad dressing mix
  4. 3 egg whites beaten
  5. 9 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Preparation Steps:

  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 1   Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 1   Combine the rice cereal, Parmesan and ranch salad dressing mix in a large bowl.
  • 2   Place beaten egg whites in a medium bowl.  Dip each chicken thigh in the egg whites and then in the cereal mixture to coat evenly.
  • 3   Arrange the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet  Bake until golden and juices run clear when  chicken is pierced with a knife, 20-25 minutes.
  • 3   Serve hot and Enjoy!

Plate  Serving Suggestion:

For a complete dinner, serve this easy dish with fresh carrots, sliced cucumbers, and lightly buttered corn-on-the-cob.

Nutritional Analysis:

Per serving:

Calories:  331 fat 15.4g (sat fat 5.4g), carbs 12g

Light bulb Tasty Ideas:

  • For a different texture and flavor in the coating, substitute crushed corn flakes for the rice cereal in Step #1 above.
  • For a buttery taste, drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over chicken before baking.

Source:  Adapted from Great Chicken Dishes Masters Publishers.


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