Captain’s Chicken Dinner Recipe
I have a box of this cereal from the last time we made Sweet & Salty cookies and I had no idea what to do with the rest…until I had a sort of culinary epiphany! Actually, it was more like a wacky idea. Since my kitchen is my own and I’m not on tv, nor was my recipe going to be critiqued by some high-falootin’ food critic I decided to take a risk. Whether an educated risk or a stupid risk is up to interpretation, but no one got sick or burned so it’s all good.
I present to you Captain’s Chicken. Plump and juicy chicken breast crusted with Captain Crunch, bread crumbs and spices. On top of the chicken below you see the sauteed garlic all nice and brown. That garlic melted in my mouth and really helped make this a success.
1 cup of Captain Crunch cereal
1/2 cup bread crumbs- I used Panko
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
salt & pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
garlic olive oil
sauteed garlic – I used 4 cloves
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pulse cereal in food processor until pieces are broken into crumbs. Combine with bread crumbs and spices. Set aside.
Rub a generous amount of garlic olive oil all over chicken breasts. Allow to soak in the fridge for about an hour if possible. If you are pressed for time, just dunk ‘um. Now that they are covered in that yummy garlic olive oil you may proceed.
Coat both sides of chicken breast with Captain’s coating and lay in a greased baking dish and place sauteed garlic on top of the chicken as shown above. Sprinkle any remaining coating on top of the chicken. Bake until juices run clear or check with your meat thermometer to be safe. Broil for 5-10 minutes after baking to add a nice brown top and satisfying crunch to the top coating!
The chicken was juicy and tender, the bread crumbs added a great texture and the cereal added hints of sweetness here and there which went well with the side dish, whole wheat penne with sun dried tomatoes.
I made my other half taste it before I disclosed the ingredients of his meal and he loved it. Taylor ate it right up once she heard there was sugary cereal on the outside of the chicken. I love how juicy the chicken was and how the cereal teamed up so well with the other ingredients.
I chopped up the leftover chicken breast and made chicken salad for sandwiches. I mixed the chicken with chopped apples and Greek yogurt with no additional seasoning needed since the outer crust of the chicken was so delicious.
I’m really glad I gave this a try! Thank you for visiting me here.
I hope you are having a good day.