Since the baby is moving steadily into solid table foods, and the boys are eating almost more than my husband and I, I’ve been introducing new recipes in our mix. Every week, or so, I try to make a new main dish, side dish, or dessert/snack. This past week, I tried Popcorn Chicken and Homemade Steak Fries. Here are two great recipes I found, used, and we loved. I always have chicken breast tenders on hand, so for the popcorn chicken, I just cut them into about 5 pieces. I hope you will try them, too! Let me know your family’s reaction!
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, salt and garlic powder. Using kitchen shears, cut chicken breasts into tiny bite sized pieces. Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat well.
Smear a thick layer of butter on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour coated chicken into dish, spreading so that they are in a single layer.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Stir chicken and bake another 10 minutes.
Steak Fries (Serves 4)
2 Russet Potatoes (you could also use sweet potatoes)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Cut in the potatoes lengthwise into wedges.
3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, season with salt and Old Bay seasoning and toss with your hands until the potatoes are evenly coated.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, turn potatoes over and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until golden on the outside and tender inside.
NOTE: I don’t keep Old Bay Seasoning on hand, so for this recipe I substituted Morton’s Season Salt, and they turned out fine. All of us LOVED both of these dishes. I added a basic green lettuce salad and we were set for dinner in no time.