Cookbook:Crispy Santa Fe Chicken

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I have looked at a lot of crispy baked chicken recipes, and all of them use things like breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs. So I thought, "Why not add a little flavor in the form of garlic flavored croûtons for a little more flavor?".

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 4 (7-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup crushed garlic flavored croûtons
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Olive oil

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, seasonings, and salt in a pie plate or a large wide dish.
  3. Dip chicken into egg mixture then dredge into croûtons. Let rest 2-3 minutes.
  4. Coat chicken pieces on olive oil then place on a greased baking pan.
  5. Insert a probe thermometer into one of the pieces and bake in the oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  6. Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Serve warm.