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Rice Krispie Chicken

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
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I know you are thinking . . .  not chicken again . . .  but what can I say.   We like chicken.  It's one of the most versatile proteins out there and it's affordable.  In today's economy that counts for a lot.  I never find it boring because I have about a bazillion delicious ways to use it, like this recipe I am showing you here today!  The kids will love this one!
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I confess it is a recipe I have adapted from Lisa Faulkner's cookery book entitled, Recipes From My Mother For My Daughter . . . so it's not something I thought up all by myself, but I have updated it to our preferences and added a bit of zip to it.
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It's a fabulous basic recipe, that on it's own is really very good . . .  chicken breast meat, cut into strips, rolled in mayonnaise and then in crushed rice krispies and baked in the oven . . . easy peasy.
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But there is so much more you can do with it.   There is an enormous variety of flavoured mayonnaises on the market today . . .  garlic, lemon, caramelized onion, sweet chili, etc.   Those alone would make a delicious addition.   Today I just used plain mayonnaise but I whisked in some Dijon Mustard and Mrs Dash (Lemon Pepper Seasoning).
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There are all sorts of herbs that would be fabulous . . .  thyme, marjoram, tarragon  . . . the tarragon would be expecially good with the lemon mayonnaise, and I can see the thyme going well with a garlic mayonnaise.
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The end result is a delicious chicken, that is moist and tender inside, but crisp and crunchy on the outside.  Perfect for dipping.   I dipped mine in blue cheese dressing.  I know decadent, but what the heck!  You only live once!  (I also cut the recipe in half because . . .  well . . .  there are only two of us!)
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*Rice Krispie Chicken*Serves 4
Printable Recipe
Loosely adapted from a recipe I found in Lisa Faulkner's cookbook entitled "Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter."  I added a bit more zip to it.  Delicious and simple.
250g of rice krispies cereal (10 cups), lightly crushed220g of well flavoured mayonnaise (1 cup)1 TBS Dijon mustard1 tsp lemon pepper and herb seasoning(I used Mrs Dash)salt to tasteOptional:Mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sweet chili sauce or barbeque sauce for dipping
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Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Lightly grease a large baking tray.
Put the cereal into a large bowl and crush.   Put the mayonnaise into a shallow bowl along with the mustard and seasoning.  Mix together.   Put about half the crispies into another shallow bowl.   Cut the chicken into thick strips.   Coat them first in the mayonnaise mixture and then roll them into the cereal (adding more cereal as you need).  Place the dipped chicken pieces onto the prepared baking tray.  Season lightly with salt if desired.   Bake in the heated oven for about 35 minutes, turning them over halfway through the bake time.
Serve hot with more mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sweet chili sauce or barbeque sauce for dipping.

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