I don't know what prompted me to do it.
Maybe it was the box of Honey Bunches of Oats on the counter when I got home or the fact that I had a hard day at work. The reason could be that even though I always have the best intentions, I still don't eat breakfast like I should. (unless you consider a bowl of coffee breakfast) Maybe it was a subliminal idea that stemmed from last nights' episode of Top Chef Just Desserts in which one of the contestants used Captain Crunch as a component of petit fours for tea. Whatever the reason, when I got home from work and contemplated what to make for dinner, I thought it would be a great idea to coat chicken strips with Honey Bunches of Oats.
I doubt this idea is a new one. I've seen everyone from chefs to bloggers coat chicken with corn flakes but the idea of a sweet cereal just seemed like a good idea. So I took the cereal and crushed it and then coated the chicken with beaten eggs and then the cereal and fried it. The crust was more crunchy than breadcrumbs and sweet. A guilty pleasure for dinner that I'll definitely make again if my husband doesn't start hiding his box of cereal.
Chicken Tenders Coated in Honey Bunches of Oats
2 cups of Honey Bunches of Oats Crushed
2 large eggs beaten
1 lb of Chicken Breast cut into strips
Salt and pepper to taste
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Take the cereal and put in a separate bowl. Take the chicken and dredge in the egg then the cereal. Put 2-3 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan. On medium high heat fry the strips until golden brown on each side and cooked through. Serve with a salad on the side so you don't feel as bad.