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No-Fry Chicken

Yield 8 servings
Tastes like old-fashioned fried chicken--without the grease. To keep it crisp, make on picnic day. Give drumsticks to kids over 4 and boneless breasts to younger ones.

Ingredients

  • 18 lightly salted crackers
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, cut into quarters
  • 4 chicken drumsticks

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1 drumstick): 242
  • fat 14.1 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • sodium 408 mg
  • cholesterol 53.6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 25 minutes

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking pan with aluminum foil.

    Whirl crackers into fine crumbs in food processor or blender. Add cheese, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whirl briefly. Scrape into a bowl. Stir in olive oil.

    Spread 1 side of each piece of chicken with mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press chicken mustard-side down into crumb mixture; place in pan, coated side up.

    Bake chicken for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly in pan.

    How kids can help: Measure ingredients; crush crackers (in sealed plastic bag); stir crumb mixture.