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Monday, May 31, 2010

Karin's Week Twenty-One Recipe: Cajun Chicken

This week ended up being a busy week with both of us working for a number days. I needed a recipe that was quick and tasty. We haven't had chicken in a while, so this fit the bill. It's a combination of a few recipes from my appropriately titled, Busy Woman's Cookbook, where everything seems to have less than 5 ingredients.

Cajun Chicken

2-4 chicken breasts, or enough parts to feed 2-4 people
1/2 c bread crumbs
1 T Penzey's Cajun Seasoning
black pepper, to taste
1 egg, slightly beaten

Bring the chicken to room temperature, while you mix the Cajun Seasoning and pepper with the bread crumbs in a medium flat-bottom bowl. Beat the egg in another small bowl. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray(I used a 9x13 pyrex). Set up an assembly line with items in the following order: chicken, crumb mixture, egg, baking dish. Using one piece of chicken at a time, roll in crumb mixture, then in egg, and again in crumb mixture. Place gently in baking dish so that breading does not fall off.

Bake for 20-30 min in 400 deg oven until chicken is done.

Would I make this again, probably, although possibly with more Cajun seasoning depending on who is eating it. I liked the current amount, while Nate thought there could be more. Double-dipping the pieces makes a nice crust on the chicken that stayed on even through baking.

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