Monday, June 24, 2013

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Breasts



The other night I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner...

"Something with buffalo sauce."

Well, alright then. Buffalo sauce for dinner.  But what with it?

"I don't know. Just make something up."

Very helpful.

I already had chicken thawed, and chicken and buffalo sauce are a natural combination, so I had my main two ingredients ready.  I ransacked my pantry looking for something to go with it.  I grabbed my very favorite Panko breadcrumbs.  They are much much better than regular bread crumbs: more flavorful, extra crunchy, and just really good.  I had some grated parmesan cheese, so I grabbed that, too.  Then I went to the fridge and got the buffalo sauce and I picked up the ranch dressing as well.

I rinsed the chicken breasts, patted them dry, and put them in a Ziploc bag. I poured in some of the ranch and buffalo sauce and coated the chicken breasts.

In a shallow bowl, I poured the Panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, mixed them together, and dipped the sauce-coated chicken, covering them with the crumbs.

In order to get the heat to circulate nicely and avoid a "gummy" condition on the bottoms of the chickens, I lined a baking sheet with aluminum foil and placed a cooling rack on top.  I baked the chicken on top of the cooling rack at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

The house smelled delicious within minutes. 

When it was done, I plated it and served it.  I was anxious for my husband to try it, but he eats his side dishes first, so I had to wait.

Finally he tried it and said it was exactly what he had been wanting.  Score one point for the wife!

4 comments:

  1. this was beyond amazing. i knew it would be good, but i think how easy and quick it was made it 10x better then i could have imagined! thanks for posting

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  2. This has become a weekly staple at my house! Some of the kids prefer no buffalo sauce, but then I add a ton for the rest of us and it's a family favorite. Thanks for sharing your success!

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  3. This has become a weekly staple at my house! Some of the kids prefer no buffalo sauce, but then I add a ton for the rest of us and it's a family favorite. Thanks for sharing your success!

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