Give Away Alert – Check back later this afternoon for my full meal plan and a Great Give Away that will make this week’s budget meal plan an even better deal!!!!!!
We all know that fried chicken is finger lickin’ good, but it certainly is not good for us or our kids. However, if you make a few changes to the original recipe and bake it up in the oven rather than frying it up in a pan, you may find that you’ve got yourself a NOT fried chicken that rivals the colonel’s very own. This is a great simple recipe and kids LOVE it, no need to tell them its not the real deal.
NOT Fried Chicken
Ingredient prices are based on the Publix Circular starting Wed. or Thurs. depending on your location:
1 1/2 lbs Split Chicken Breast, $1.79/lb OR
Publix GreenWise Market Split Chicken Breast, $3.49/lb
1 cup whole wheat flour, $3.79
$1/ 1 Arrowhead Mills Product
Non-fat or low-fat milk
$1.50/1 Stonyfield Organic Milk Rolling
$1.50/1 Smart Balance Milks SS 6/5
$.50 off Omega 3 Milk Organic Valley
$0.55/1 Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Half Gallon Rolling
Eggland’s Grade A Best Large Eggs, dozen, 2/$4
-$.45/1 Eggland’s Best large eggs hangtag (exp 6/30/2011)
-$1/2 Eggland’s Best Eggs, any – 05-01-11 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
-$.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, any – 05-01-11 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
-$.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, any – Weight Watchers, February 2011 (exp 6/30/2011)
3 cups crushed corn flakes, $3.29 (Kellogg’s cereals are BOGO this week, but looks like cornflakes may not be included)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereal (Peelie)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Nabisco Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers 9.5 to 16 oz, BOGO $3.39
-$1/2 Ritz Crackers AND any Coca-Cola 1.25 liter
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers SS 6/19
-$1/2 Ritz crackers SS 5/15
Lawry’s Garlic Salt, 11 oz, or Seasoned Salt, 16 oz, $2.99 (Optional)
Raspberries, Blueberries, or Blackberries, 5.6 to 16 oz, 3/$6
$0.50/1 Driscoll’s Berries Rolling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using 1 1/2 lbs split chicken breasts (thighs or legs will work too), remove the skins then rinse and pat dry. Prepare batter by mixing 1 cup milk and 1 egg together and beating until combined, next stir in 1 cup whole wheat flour until thick. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.
- Prepare 3 cups corn flakes (or Ritz crackers) by placing in a ziplock bag and crushing with a rolling pin(or I smash the heck out of them with the back of spoon- kinda therapeutic). You do want some texture so don’t smash them up too badly. Add 1/4 tsp of salt (you can also use garlic powder or another seasoning salt like lowry’s) and mix with a fork.
- Place batter and crushed corn flakes (or Ritz) in shallow bowls. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with foil. Dip chicken pieces first in the batter, allowing the excess batter to drip off into the batter bowl, then place the battered chicken piece into the crushed corn flakes. You may have to press the chicken pieces in lightly to make sure they are coated. Flip and repeat.
- Place the dipped chicken on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 45-60 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve with a mixed berry fruit salad.
This recipe is part of my Better for You and Budget Friendly weekly meal plan that publishes Thursday Afternoon. Meal plans are put together based on the weekly Publix Supermarket circular which starts Wednesday or Thursday depending on your market. However, regardless of where you shop, the meal plan is healthy, easy on any budget and many coupons will still apply, many grocery stores around the country run similar sales cycles.
Remember to come back later today and enter the Give Away!!!
To stay up to date on all the latest healthy savings Subscribe or Follow me on facebook!