Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders and Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

So its been a while since my last post. I have a few recipes to share but I haven’t made a ton of new recipes lately. Chad is really into this recipe currently https://attempting2cook.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/healthy-baked-chicken-nuggets-with-skinny-scalloped-cheesy-potatoes/

However, I did make a new recipe over the weekend which is the Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders with cheesy ranch potaotes. Both recipes were extremely easy to make! I wasn”t sure what Chad would think of the chicken since it had oatmeal in it but it turns out he really enjoyed it. I couldn’t really even taste the oats in the chicken. I knew the potatoes would be a hit since he loves cheese and ranch. I highly recommend the potatoes they were pretty amazing! Oatmeal Crusted Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Place oats in a food processor, and process for 20 seconds or until coarsely ground. Add cheese, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pulse to combine, and place in a shallow bowl.
  3. Place each chicken breast tender between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Coat both sides of tenders with cooking spray; dredge tenders in oat mixture. Place tenders on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until browned.

This recipe is taken from http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oatmeal-crusted-chicken-tenders-10000001227912/

 

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Ingredients: Red or brown potatoes (I used 3 brown potatoes)

Pepper

Dash of salt

Chili Powder

Cheese of your choice (I used cheddar)

Ranch Dressing  

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and dice up potatoes into relatively small chunks.

2. Place them into a baking dish, sprinkle with chili powder, seasoning salt, & pepper.  Put several dollops of butter (or margarine) around the top of the potatoes.  Cover with tin foil & cook for an hour.

3. Remove from oven & throw on a couple handfuls of shredded cheese of your choice.  Then, drizzle on Ranch dressing to taste.  Stir it all together & put it back in the oven, uncovered, for 5 minutes.  

Recipe in Pictures- I forgot to take pictures of the chicken before cooking so most are of the potatoes Before going into the oven IMG_5039.jpg  

Adding the cheese and ranch dressing IMG_5045.jpg  

The oatmeal mixture for the chicken IMG_5040.jpg     

 

Finished Product

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Happy Cooking! 

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