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Friday, February 25, 2022

Easy Baked Chicken Breast II

Searching for easy baked chicken recipes?  We are excited to share another easy baked chicken recipe with you today with Gouda Horseradish mashed potatoes. 

Easy Baked Chicken recipe

I took some time off this week from my full time job for a breather and decided to spend some time in the kitchen.  Sometimes it relaxes me if you can believe that?  I came up with a mighty tasty easy baked chicken recipe.  Mr. VS was grinning from ear to ear during dinner on Thursday evening.

As you know, he is a lover of all things chicken.  I think he would eat it at every meal if he could.  Sometimes it can be difficult putting new spins on chicken that I have not tried before, and I get bored when I feel like I am eating the same thing over and over again.

I purchased some gluten free crackers that I did not think paired well with chili or cheese so I decided instead of wasting them, why not use them somehow in another dish?  Waste not, want not... I like to use everything around the house, but even I sometimes forget that saying my grandmother used so many times throughout my childhood, and even into adulthood.  

Easy Baked Chicken 

What you will need:
  1. 1 package of chicken breasts (the package I thawed had 3 large breasts in it)
  2. 3 packages of Schar Gluten Free Multigrain Table Crackers (you can use what you have)
  3. 1 egg (beaten with a splash of water)
  4. 1 t garlic powder
  5. 1/2 t Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  6. Pepper to your liking

Now, if you are anything like I used to be, maybe cooking isn't something you enjoy, but maybe it is because you do not have the right tools in the kitchen?  Do you know Mr. VS was the one who would keep buying things for our kitchen?

I even asked him one Christmas, are you hoping I will one day become Betty Crocker, or what?  And of course, as we all know Cara cannot be pushed into anything she does not want to do.  So some of our appliances sat and hung out and collected a lot of dust.  Shame on you Cara!

Don't I know it?  And then he would say, you know cooking could be easier if you would use the tools I buy for you?  Only, if you know me well, you know I tend to dig my heels in.  I decided one day to purchase a small food processor because the big one we have is a bit intimidating to me.  It has all sorts of bells and whistles.  

I am kind of a simple gal, so it kind of put me off, but the small one?  It looked pretty easy to assemble, there is really nothing to it, and it does work well for most things I create.  I chose the KitchenAid small food processor.  It has yet to fail me, and clean up is so easy.  Enough, let's get on with the how to make this easy chicken dinner.

  What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg and a splash of water, and set aside.
  3. Place crackers and seasonings in the food processor and pulse until everything is mixed.  I had in the back of my mind Kentucky Fried Chicken coating, I sure do miss things like that being gluten free, sure curbs some of those not so wonderful choices we have, c'est la vie.  
  4. Once you have the crackers to a coating consistency, pour into flat dish.
  5. Clean the chicken breasts, you know I never thought to mention this in all of my recipes, but someone sent me an email and asked me about it so I thought I should let you know, yes, I clean the breasts before I get started.  I just run them under warm water.
  6. Place chicken breast one at a time in the egg mixture making sure to coat both sides in egg.
  7. Then place the chicken breasts in the crumb mixture and make sure to coat both sides, getting in all of the nooks and crannies.
  8. Place the chicken breasts in your baking dish of choice.
  9. Repeat all of the steps above until you have all of your breasts coated.
  10. Place baking dish in the oven and set timer to 30 minutes.
  11. When that timer dings, you have some pretty scrumptious chicken ready for dinner.

Now, I did not mention earlier, but I have a bonus for you for sticking through with me.  I made the yummiest Gouda Horseradish mased potatoes that I paired with the chicken, talk about yummy!

Gouda Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

  1. Hungry Jack mashed potatoes per the box directions 
  2. 1 1/2 T Inglehoffer Cream Style Horseradish
  3. Shredded Gouda Cheese (1/2 c)

I am an avid reader through Kindle Unlimited and a book I was reading mentioned mashed potatoes they were consuming for dinner and I decided I can make this recipe based on just the label of the dish alone, no problem!

If you are more disciplined than I am, you can make your mashed potatoes from scratch, but I was tired after the day I had and I decided Hungry Jack was my man for the evening.  😍

I made the mashed potatoes following the directions on the box, and then I used my KitchenAid grater to shred the Gouda cheese into the mashed potatoes.  I have tried this recipe two ways now.  The first time, I used real horseradish, but Mr. VS is not a huge fan of horseradish, I think you either love it or hate it.  Me?  Honestly?  Oh my goodness, do I LOVE it!  I cannot get enough of it!  

I decided to take a different approach this time around and added the amount above to this recipe.  Then I stirred it all together and heated it up a little more so the cheese was all melted throughout the potatoes.  

Well, I got kudos for using the horseradish sauce, he loved them.  He said they seemed creamier and just really loved the flavor.  It may have helped that I decided to warm the mashed potatoes through again after I added the cheese too.  Not sure, but I try things a few times before I share with you all so I make sure I have everything down pat. 

What's for dinner tonight for you?  We have all sorts of chicken recipes that we have shared, click to read more:

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  1. Oh girl, this looks and sounds so yummy... a must try in the Thomas kitchen!

    1. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did Thomas family! It was pretty yummy!