3 large chicken breasts5 C corn flakes
3/4 C flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 C milk
6 T olive oil
1 12 oz package bowtie noodles (farfalle)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 C chicken broth
1/2 C milk
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
In a small food processor crush the corn flakes into crumbs.
Add the 1/2 t salt to the 3/4 C flour. Stir to combine.
Place the flour, milk and crushed cornflakes each into their own separate pan. Loaf pans work well for this. If you don't have three loaf pans, do not dismay. You could use pie tins, or round cake pans...what ever works for you.
Place your chicken breasts in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and seal the top.
Pound the chicken flat with a meat mallet. You will really be thankful for the Ziploc bag in this step. Who wants a bunch of chicken guts flying around their kitchen?
Take a pair of sharp kitchen scissors and cut each breast in half.
Dredge the chicken in the flour. Be sure it gets covered on both sides.
Lay the floured chicken onto a small cookie sheet and slide the sheet into the freezer. Let it hang out there for about 5 minutes.
Start cooking your pasta.
Remove the chicken from the freezer and dredge each piece in the milk......
.....and then immediately into the corn flake crumbs. Again, be sure both sides are covered well.
Add the olive oil to a hot skillet.
Carefully lay each chicken piece into the hot oil. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes....
....or until the underside of each piece is nice and golden brown. Turn the pieces over. If the bottom of the pan is dry add just a bit more olive oil to the side of the pan. Swirl the pan around a bit to let the oil flow to all sides.
Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Let the chicken cook for about 7 more minutes, being careful not to burn the bottoms.
When your chicken has been cooked through remove it from the pan and place it on a plate. Cover with tin foil.
Into the same pan pour your broth, Philly Cooking Creme, Cream of Chicken, and milk. Whisk the sauce around and let it get all warm and bubbly. Should only take about 3 minutes.
Slice your chicken into strips and serve over your cooked pasta and sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley if you choose.
This was pretty good but sort of a disaster as I was cooking it! The chicken was taking forever to cook so it was getting burned on the outside and still not done in the middle. Oil was flying everywhere and every time I took off the lid I had grease flying on my arms. The kitchen was a DISASTER by the time I was done and then the end product was okay but nothing overly fantastic. I did like the corn flakes as the breading but I think if I ever try this again I will bake the chicken. I might try it again just so that I can see if I like it baked and if that makes it easier and less messy. If anyone decides to try this one, let me know what you did and how it turned out.
I just joined the gym this week so I can't be making meals like this much anymore. Okay, Pinterest, find me some healthy meals that my family will like :) I will gladly take recommendations from any of you that cook healthy meals...hint hint, Mallory Crain ;)