Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Recipe of the Week

When Neil's brother, Brad and his soon to be Mrs. Andersen, Courtney, were visiting over Thanksgiving, they cooked us this incredible chicken dish, which I finally tried out myself the other night. It was, once again, FABULOUS!

Orange Chip Chicken

1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. Italian style bread crumbs
1/3 c. crushed potato chips
1/3 c. olive or canola oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 large orange, cut into 6 slices
3 T. honey
1 T. butter

In shallow bowl or pie dish, combine egg and milk; mix thoroughly. In another shallow bowl or pie dish, combine bread crumbs and potato chips; mix well. Dip chicken into egg mixture, followed by bread crumb mixture until well coated.

Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Add chicken and 4 orange slices. Cook until chicken is tender, turning occasionally and gently, squeezing orange slices several times to extract juice.

Remove orange slices from skillet. Add honey and butter to skillet; reduce heat to low. Turn chicken twice to coat. To serve, garnish with remaining orange slices.

My two cents:
I sliced the chicken into smaller pieces (like chicken tenders). This required more bread crumbs and potato chips, naturally. I used Lays Sour Cream and Onion chips, but even the plain Lays work great.

I left out the garnishing, instead adding the entire orange all at once. I also didn't measure the honey. Instead I drizzled as much as I wanted over the cooked chicken and then gently flipped the chicken to ensure an even coat. In addition to the honey and butter, I added a tiny bit of orange juice. The chicken absorbed it right up only to make it more tender, juicy and tangy.


Courtney said...

I'm so excited my recipe got posted on the blog - what an honor!! Love your new tips on it; I'll definitely be trying those next time we make it!


Jodi said...

This looks like a great recipe. I usually have most those ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing!

Mama/Gma Jill said...

Wow! How can anything sound so good at 5:20 in the morning? Wish I had some right now! Good job, Courtney! I can hardly wait to try it. It's gorgeous too!
Thanks to you both!!!!!

And by the way, Courtney, CONGRATULATIONS to you and Brad!!!!! We're thrilled for you - can hardly wait to meet you! You're getting such a good guy (as I'm sure you know!) Oh those wonderful Andersen men! And wonderful you! Good luck with everything, including thinking up more wonderful dishes. You and Valeri make good sisters.

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill

Roberts Family Blog said...

Wow! Thanks, Valeri! We made this dish, thanks you to, last night! Yummy! Yummy! Brett checks your blog regularly at work for your latest recipes-he brought this one home printed out to me last week. You're such a good cook! Take care!

bforaker said...

So excited to try a new recipe!! Thanks! ~Beth