Cookbook:Italian Crispy Chicken

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Did you know that the amount of oil absorbed by a chicken tender fried in 350 degree peanut oil is 1/2 tbs (1 1/2 tsp)? If you still won't eat fried foods, this recipe is for you.


  • 4 (6-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup garlic-flavored croutons, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbs each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs paprika
  • 4 eggs, beaten


  1. Combine flour and seasonings in a pie plate. Combine croutons and breadcrumbs in another pie plate, and place the eggs in another pie plate.
  2. Dredge chicken in flour then dip into eggs. Dredge in crouton mixture and let rest 2-3 minutes.
  3. Coat chicken with canola oil and place onto a greased sheet pan. Insert a probe thermometer into one of the pieces.
  4. Bake in a 425 degree F oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Serve warm.