Monday, August 30, 2010

update and Mishmawsh chicken tender recipe

Hi everyone, I am sorry I am late putting this blog up today, I have been pretty busy with some other things. Anyway I want to say before I get started that I am in no way a chef or a trained cook of any sorts. I just love to cook and I love making new things for my family all the time. That alone does not make me an expert by any stretch of the imagination. If that is what your looking for then I guess you have come to the wrong place lol. On the other hand I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments on facebook, feel free to leave a comment here as well.
Now on to my update, as most of you know I have been counting my calories and remaining active. As a result of my new lifestyle I have lost 20 pounds. This isnt a diet, this is going to be long term for me so that is why I call it a lifestyle, diets are for people who are just not ready for long term and go on a diet for a while and then stop. I am not planning on stopping, my plan is to do this until I am pushing up daises.
Now on to the recipe segment of this blog. Either friday or saturday night I had some boneless skinless chicken breast I needed to cook, I wanted to make something yummy but healthy at the same time and so I came up with mishmawsh chicken tenders.

Ingredients:

4-6 chicken breasts
1 cup of greek plain yogurt
1/4 cup of skim milk
salt and pepper
Garlic Herb seasoning about a teaspoon I dont measure anything
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
A cookie sheet lined with tin foil, I had to use two but it depends on how much chicken you have
about a cup and half to two cups of crushed cashews

Instructions:

Cut your chicken breasts down the length of the meat, you want them to be long like chicken tenders or you could cut them in bite sized pieces for chicken nuggets.
Season the meat with salt and pepper.
In a bowl mix together the greek yogurt and skim milk and add your chicken to it.
Let the chicken sit for about 1-2 hours in your refrigerator, over night would be best but an hour is good if you dont have the time to wait.
In a separate bowl mix Parmesan cheese, garlic and herb seasoning and the crushed cashews together.
You need a dry hand and a wet hand, with your dry hand take one piece of your chicken out and with your dry hand coat it front and back with your dry mixture of cheese and cashews, shake off the excess and place on your cookie sheet. Continue to do this until all of your chicken is coated. Pre heat your oven to 400 and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
You can serve this with couscous, rice, sweet potato fries, Cole slaw whatever you like. My family really enjoyed this and are begging me to make this again. My husband told me I had to share this with you all lol those were my plans anyway. By the end of the year we are looking into getting a video recorder and I will have video to go along with this blog so you can follow along. That may help some of you who want to try these recipes.
Until tomorrow I hope you all live, laugh and love take care everyone.

2 comments:

  1. Oh just to let you all know the garlic herb seasoning has no msg and has no salt. we got it at Sam's.

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  2. oh I almost forgot, after you put the chicken on the cookie sheet drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil over the top to give it a golden brown look when its done. cheers

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