Snack Food Chicken with Smoked Paprika SauceBy · Jan 24 2012 · Comments
I’m a big fan of snack foods and recently found a new favorite. Original Tings are basically a much healthier version of the Cheeto and hail from the same company that makes Pirate Bootie. I was munching on these new treats while deciding what to make for dinner and simply couldn’t part with them so I used them as the coating for chicken. This chicken is amazing on its own and super amazing when paired with a simple smoky sauce. Seriously, a must try recipe.
- 4 chicken breast, trimmed of fat
- 1 egg
- 3 cups “Original Tings” (Can be found in the health food section of most grocery stores)
- Dash of salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
Pre-heat oven to 375°. Whisk the egg and salt together in a shallow bowl and set aside. Place the Original Tings in a food processor and pulse until you have a consistency similar to bread crumbs. Pour the crumbs onto a plate. Dip the chicken in the egg and thoroughly coat both sides of the breasts. Now dip the egg coated chicken in the crumbs. Use your hands to firmly press the crumbs onto the breasts. Place the breasts in a baking dish and transfer to the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes at which point the crust should be golden brown.
While the chicken is cooking make the sauce. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the cream and spices and continue to cook until thickened- about 3 minutes.
Drizzle the chicken with the sauce and serve.