Kitchen Korner: Easy to make impressive Italian

Have your taste buds been missing something savory lately? Is your wallet dying of starvation? Are you currently unable to afford Olive Garden? Even worse, your girlfriend wants Italian and you can’t afford it? Have no fear — Kitchen Korner is here! This is a delicious, home cooked, family recipe that will titillate your tongue. Italian Chicken is “broke college kid” friendly and can even create wonderful left overs.

This delicious dish is good for everything from a one night break from the dining halls to a date night. The recipe is easy to scale down and easier to multiply. All you have to do is eyeball the amounts and fix to taste. So if you want to do something sweet or your darling has a craving for the Italian things in life this is sure to impress. (As if you cooking a meal from scratch for them isn’t impressive enough.)

Ingredients:

1 to 5 Chicken Breasts (depending on how hungry you are or how many people you are feeding)

1 bottle of Wishbone Italian Dressing

1 Box of Kellogg Corn Flakes

Instructions:

  1.     Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2.     Crush the corn flakes in the cereal bag or a Ziploc bag. You don’t want to turn them into a dust, but they should be fairly small pieces. (Depending on how many breasts you are making this amount will change. For instance if you are only making one breast you may only need say a quarter of the box of flakes, but if you are making four to five you will need the whole box. The same rule applies to the dressing unless you want a lot of rich flavor and wet juiciness.)
  3.     Using either a Ziploc bag or a mixing bowl, soak the chicken breast(s) in the Italian Dressing. (If you have the time and want to you can marinate the breasts over night or during the day.)
  4.     After dousing the breast(s) move them to a Ziploc bag or another mixing bowl full of the crushed corn flakes. This will help bread the chicken.
  5.     After dressing each breast lay them out on a pan or cookie sheet.
  6.     Mix the leftover corn flakes and Italian dressing together to create a juicy mess of flakes and flavor.
  7.     Once the two are mixed thoroughly take the mixture and coat the breast(s) with it. This will create a richly flavorful breaded coating on the chicken and infuse it with flavor while cooking.
  8.     Depending on the thickness of the breast(s), it may take 45 minutes to an hour to cook in the oven. I always aim a little on the higher side just to be safe.*
  9.     After the chicken has been cooked serve it up with some steamed veggies or mashed potatoes for a savory meal.

*Remember consuming raw or undercooked meat can be hazardous to your health. Cook and consume with caution*