Baking up a storm & Dishing about Treats, Eats and Life!

Baking up a storm & Dishing about Treats, Eats and Life!

Panko Crusted Baked Chicken

Happy Wednesday and if you are in a snowy city today, Happy Snow Day!  This has been a CrAzY Winter in Atlanta but we were definitely overdue for some cold and snowy weather.  We ventured outside earlier but only lasted about half an hour.  It felt like one degree and the wind was blowing like crazy!   School is already cancelled for tomorrow.  Um, when are they going to make up all these days?!?!

We saw Paddington 2 on Monday.  I used to always go to the movies with my friend, Jenni, on MLK Day before we had kids.  That was our thing and our bags were always packed full of candy and popcorn.  Then our sweet kids came and it was harder to make our annual date.  I was excited to get back to the movies this past Monday with the girls and some friends, even if it was a kid flick.  🙂  The movie was so cute and I would even see it again!

This is my favorite hot sauce – Chipotle Hot Sauce.  I use it on everything – chicken, soup, quesadillas!

Another fun fact about me!  I like raisins but don’t care for them in my cookies.  I like to make oatmeal cookies but I always sub out the raisins for chocolate.  I’ve been working on a gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookie…it’s delicious and can’t wait to share soon.  Wow – that’s a long cookie title!

I think my family is officially chickened out.  I’ve baked panko chicken four times in the last week and I love it!  I used Ian’s Gluten Free Panko Bread Crumbs and they are delicious.  You can’t even tell that the bread crumbs  are gluten free.  Feel free to use your favorite bread crumb!  I prefer to brine (Brining seasons the meat and keeps it moist while it roasts.) the chicken breasts but you can skip this step if you don’t have time.  Just season the chicken with salt before you coat the chicken with the bread crumbs.  We only make two chicken breasts for our family of four and it’s plenty of meat.  Double or triple the ingredients if you are making more.  I serve the chicken with roasted vegetables and maybe a little macaroni and cheese for the girls.  It’s also delicious served as leftovers.


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Panko Crusted Baked Chicken
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  1. To brine the chicken, add two quarts of room temperature water and 1/4 cup of salt to a large bowl or container. Mix well with a spoon until salt is dissolved. Add chicken and place in refrigerator for one hour. You can brine up to four chicken breasts in this mix. FYI
  2. Once you are done brining, remove chicken from water and pat dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place foil or parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.
  3. If you skipped the brining step, season chicken on both sides with salt.
  4. Place bread crumbs and pepper in a shallow bowl then place beaten egg in a separate shallow bowl.
  5. Roll chicken breast all over egg mixture then roll the chicken in the bread crumbs until completely coated. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with next chicken breast.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I check the chicken every 3-5 minutes after the 15 minute mark with my digital thermometer. Between you and me, I take it out at 160 because it continues to cook. Let it rest for five minutes then slice and serve. Enjoy!
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