People have always used cereal as a breading but lately there seems to be a trend of using different kinds of cereal, other than corn flakes or rice krispies. Even fairs and festivals are serving unique treats made with breakfast cereals. Here’s a recipe from the Pioneer Woman that I tried recently using Captain Crunch! She explains that the recipe originated from Planet Hollywood years ago. It was fun to make and had a different taste that is hard to explain. It doesn’t taste like the cereal….it’s not too sweet….it’s just hard to describe, but it was good. We made it a very kid friendly meal with macaroni and cheese and green beans.
I’m not a big fan of frying food in oil so I decided to bake the chicken strips. I read several reviews and people claimed they were just as tasty. I’m sure my strips weren’t as crispy as frying them though. I read a tip about mixing a little cornstarch with the flour to add crispiness but I completely forgot to add it. I baked them at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. PW Captn Crunch Chicken