No more boring bird! A fast and family-friendly weeknight staple, chicken is a go-to protein choice for busy family cooks. Americans love chicken and healthy chicken recipes. The lean protein is quick cooking, reliable, and affordable. Chicken breasts in particular are a must for busy families. Chicken breasts are versatile, and they're easy to incorporate into a variety of family favorites, from stir-fries to fajitas. Here, we’ve pulled together 50 ways you can bring new life to chicken.
Pan Frying: Coconut Chicken Fingers
Pan-frying is an easy way to get crispy crusts on chicken breasts and tenders without unhealthy frying. You can use almost any combination of ingredients for pan-fried chicken. Keep this simple strategy in mind: Dip chicken in buttermilk to add a tangy flavor, and coat it with flour and nuts or other tasty breading ingredients. Then pan-fry it in a sensible amount of heart-healthy oil to create a crisp exterior.
Kids love the sweetness that the coconut adds to the coating of these Coconut Chicken Fingers. And, if your kids are allergic to wheat flour, note that this recipe uses rice flour instead.
Variations: If you like the woodsy flavor of pecans, try breading chicken tenders in ground pecans for this Pecan Chicken. If you have a bit of extra oatmeal but not enough for a bowl at breakfast, grind the oats and use them for Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken.