Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Perfect Snack

Sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy......sounds like the perfect snack doesn't it? Well, it pretty much is. What if I threw the words healthy, and guilt free into the mix? Unbelievable? Nope! I have found it. Jackson's Honest Potato Chips have accomplished this task. I won 6 bags of their sweet potato chips and I have to refrain from continuously munching on them. They are so good and addictive. But my favorite part....the ingredient list.

Sweet potatoes
Organic coconut oil
Sea salt

Yep, that's it. 3 HONEST to goodness ingredients. (See what I did there???? Jackson's HONEST potato chips) Oh, never mind! :) Anyway, you can order from their website if you would like to try them or if they aren't yet available in your local Whole Foods. I am one of the UNlucky ones, as they aren't available in my nearest Whole Foods yet. Hopefully soon. I would LOVE to try out their other flavors!!

So since I had an abundance of chips, I figured I'd think "outside the bag" and make up a recipe using them. The first thing that came to mind was let's bread it in potato chips!! It's not crazy, it's me! This is how it went down...

2 boneless skinless chicken breast
4 T of grass fed butter
1 cup of pulverized Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips (I threw them in a food processor till I got a pretty small crumb)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne or more if ya like it hot (and I do)

Preheat oven 450
-Split the two chicken breast in half lengthwise so you end up with 4 cutlets.
-Flatten them out with a meat mallet to get them about 1/4 inch thick. We are cooking them at high heat for a short period of time so they won't dry out. (See how I avoided saying the word 'moist'? Ugh!)
-Melt the butter in one shallow dredging dish
-Mix the chip crumbs with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne in another shallow dredging dish
-Coat cutlets in butter then in crumbs. I mean REALLY coat it in the chips, press it in there.
-Place chicken on a wire rack over a backing sheet and place in the center of the oven.
-Bake for 12-15 minutes until chicken is 165 degrees and no longer pink.

I must tell you, I am ashamed to admit it, but my kids and husband hate sweet potatoes. GASP! I know! I know! I don't understand either, but they do. Anyway, my kids tore this chicken up! I asked my husband to try it and didn't tell him what it was. He LOVED it! I ended up telling him it was breaded in sweet potato chips, to which he would usually somehow change his mind and hate what he just said he loved. But this time he said it was so good, he didn't care that he just ate sweet potatoes! Score one for mom, and score a big one for Jackson Honest Potato Chips!! Thanks guys!!

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