Friday, May 28, 2010
"fried" chicken and sweet potato hash
So here we are on the 'trying to eat more healthfully' trip still... I LOVE sweet potatoes. LOVE them. *note to self to google them to see how good they really are for you* As much as I love them around Thanksgiving and Christmas with pecans and marshmellows all over them..I also think that a certain spice is their savory best friend-CUMIN. The two of them together is just wonderful to me. Into a saute pan-about 2 T of olive oil 2 cups frozen roasted sweet potatoes* 1/2 of a chopped zucchini 1/2 of a chopped onion * I buy the bags of sweet potatoes from Schwan's, but I think that if you'd want to par cook a sweet potato in the microwave, or peel it and boil it first you'd get the same deal * once it all gets cozy and cooked add in about 1 tsp of cumin, and some salt and pepper. Yummy yummy veggie side dish, done! For the chicken...I'm recently converted to a VERY easy way of breading. No egg wash, no milk wash. No wet pan, no dredging. So how is it possible? Cooking spray...that's how. Chicken tenders-sprayed liberally with cooking spray (butter flavored)-then pat the breadcrumbs onto them. Honestly...this breading sticks better than ANY big steps breading I've ever done. Pop the breaded tenders on a parchment lined baking sheet and put them in the oven at 350 for about 25 minutes. I just used plain breadcrumbs that I spiked with some seasoning salt and garlic. Easy peasy, and pretty healthy too!