So, we’re always looking for food that our kids will actually eat. An issue many of you can probably relate to…
I’m a fan of schnitzel, however my kids won’t eat the real kind because, well, veal is calf and calf is cute (as are cows apparently). They’re also not big fans of turkey or chicken schnitzel (yet gobble down nuggets). So, a friend mentioned this recipe in passing and I figured I’d try it. Only issue? No actual recipe. Kind of winged it…no pun intended. Measurements, where they exist are rather imprecise.
So, what do you need?
Chicken (boneless breasts, wings, whatever strikes your fancy) – this is about a pound
Milk and egg (a cup or so of milk and one egg)
Cheese (this is already shredded “Mexican” cheese because that’s what I had in the fridge. I heard cheddar works well)
Ritz crackers (I used one sleeve and had just a bit more than needed)
What do you do?
First, crush the crackers (very therapeutic!) and place in a bowl
Combine the milk and egg
Heat oven to 400
Coat the chicken in the egg/milk mix
Press cheese into/onto the chicken – not much will stick
Coat both sides in the cracker crumbles.
At this point, I poured a bit of the remaining egg/milk mix into the remaining crackers and coated the chicken with that goop. I then sprinkled the rest of the cheese on top.
Place in a baking dish (I used cooking spray, but anything that prevents sticking works – shortening, butter, etc)
Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 25 minutes
Remove the foil and bake another 15 or so minutes at 350
Remove and serve!
We had mixed opinions. The kids weren’t all that crazy about it but the adults enjoyed the dish. If you want to make it a bit more decadent, swap melted butter for the milk/egg.