Quaker Oats Chicken

I am lazy and have a backlog of stuff to write up, but due to popular demand I’m writing up my most recent creation.  I decided to try a new twist on baked chicken.  Breadcrumbs are my standard, but I thought the oats would be healthier and give it a different flavor.  Like always, this is a super simple recipe that is delicious and not that bad for you!  There’s a pretty limitless way to make these – flavor them however you want.

Simple ingredients:

  • chicken cut how you want, I cut them to an almost chicken tender shape
  • Quaker oats
  • flour
  • egg
  • black pepper
  • red pepper
  • chili powder
  • parsley
  • butter
  • oil

I made rice pilaf with this chicken, so depending on what you want to have as a side, you may want to make that first.  Rice takes a little while and of course baked potatoes take a while.  Both take longer than baked chicken.

To get the oats to stick, mix up an egg the same way you would to make scrambled eggs.  One egg in a bowl should work.  The bowl should be flat so you can dip the chicken in it.  In another flat bowl or pan, mix up the Quaker oats, flour, and whatever spices you want.  The mix should be mostly oats, with a little bit of flour, and then spices to your liking.  I wanted mine a little spicy so I put in red and black pepper and chili powder.  The parsley is entirely for looks.  Place each piece of chicken into a greased up pan as you coat them.

After you place your coated chicken in the pan, put some butter on top of each piece of chicken.  This will help keep the chicken moist.  I also drizzled some oil on top of each piece of chicken.  Don’t go too nuts with the oil!  (I admit I put a tad too much).  Put the chicken in the oven preheated to 350*F.  It’ll take maybe 15 – 20 minutes to cook depending on how thick the pieces are.  You may want to take the chicken out after 10 or so minutes to see how it’s cooking and add more butter on top (it’s VERY easy to dry out baked chicken).

That’s it!  It tasted different than normal baked chicken and it looked like fried chicken.  I have an idea for pork that will have oats too… coming soon.

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~ by NJC on May 22, 2011.

6 Responses to “Quaker Oats Chicken”

  1. This does look like a great way to get your whole grains. And you’re drinking a cider, apple juice benefits there!

    • It had a very different flavor than with a breadcrumb or panko. It was delicious and healthier. That’s a win-win!

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