Fancying-up chicken breast is one of my many struggles as a novice housewife. I’m always trying to think of new (yet simple and easy) ways to jazz up a cheap cut of meat.
It all started when I found myself digging through the clearance rack at Duane Reade. They often have pantry items for up to 90% off – items that they just haven’t been able to sell (check your expiration dates!). A lot of the time it’s seasoning, boxes of cake mix, and can goods. That’s when I ran into this french onion mix. I thought hmm, there has got to be something worth while to make with this. And, of course, on the back of the packet, there is a recipe. This is my simplified version of that recipe:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast
- Mayonnaise (unsure if a substitute would work just as well – if you do try that, please let me know how it turns out!)
- Breadcrumbs – plain, Italian, or panko all work fine.
- French onion soup mix
- Cooking spray – butter or olive oil preferred
- Start by combining the breadcrumbs and french onion soup mix in a bowl, or plastic bag. This is your breading.
- Set the oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly coat chicken in mayonnaise.
- Next, coat the chicken in the bread crumb mixture.
- Prep baking dish by lining foil down and spaying bottom with cooking spray.
- Arrange your chicken on the baking dish and lightly spray the top of the chicken as well.
- Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy on top.