We call for chicken breast tenders here to keep things easy, but you can also use skinless, boneless chicken breasts (which are less expensive). Just cut each breast lengthwise into 3 strips.
Cost for 4: $8.61 Total Time: 20 minutes
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Preheat oven to 425°. Combine flour, cornmeal, Parmesan, garlic and onion powders, pepper, and salt in a medium shallow dish.
Combine buttermilk and egg in another shallow dish.
Dip chicken in buttermilk mixture. RIFF: Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces for nuggets.
Dredge chicken in flour mixture. RIFF: Try the breading on tilapia for homemade fish sticks.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Transfer chicken to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
RIFF: Use skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into strips, for richer flavor. Pair with our Quick and Easy Green Beans.