This week's Works for me Wednesday is a themed event. We're sharing recipes that can be made quick and easily with 5 ingredients or less. I'm so excited about this one! I love quick and easy recipes!
With a busy schedule, three kids and a man who are constantly hungry, I constantly feel the need to have meals at my fingertips. Unless, of course, they're planning on eating Chef Boyardee and Burger King three meals a day. Yuck.
So without further delay, I give you two of my favorites:
Oven Fried Chicken Your Kids Will Eat
*this recipe is basically the same as this guy's, he uses fancy bread and says the bone should be in - I've found it doesn't have to be*
Skinless chicken pieces (bone in or out, doesn't matter)
Two or three eggs
At least a tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1. Preheat the oven to 425. Beat up the eggs with the mustard in one bowl and mix the breadcrumbs up with plenty of seasoning on a plate. We like to use Cajun seasoning and salt and pepper but you can use whatever you like. Coat a broiler pan with canola cooking spray.
2. Dredge chicken pieces in egg mixture and then roll in breadcrumbs so they're nicely coated.
3. Place chicken pieces on broiler pan and spray a little canola on top. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
It's delicious and SO much better for you than that oil fried chicken.
Super Quick and Easy Hummus
*this one was adapted from this recipe, the only difference being I don't use roasted garlic and less lemon juice*
1 can chickpeas
2 tablespoons chopped garlic from a jar (you can use fresh garlic from a press if you'd like)
1 tablespoon olive oil
a splash of lemon juice
oregano to taste
Mix everything up in a food processor until it's smooth. If it's too thick, add a little more olive oil until it's the way you like it. If you're feeling froggy you can throw in black olives, red peppers, whatever you might like in your hummus. Serve with pita or crudites, spread it on sandwiches, it's fabulous!
That's what works for me! For more WFMW tips, check our Rocks In My Dryer!
PS - While you're here, why don't you stick around. :) I'm giving a book away somewhere around here that you could win.