Captain Crunch chicken is one of those foods that sound a little weird at first, but the more you think about it, the more brilliant the idea becomes. Then you taste it, and wonder why on earth it took you so long to discover it.
This recipe from Souffle Bombay uses just a few ingredients including the secret one that sets it apart from any ordinary chicken -- Cap'n Crunch cereal. The cereal mixed with panko crumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs) provides a crunchy coating to the moist chicken. It's a delicious combination of salty and sweet, and your family will flip for it.
Captain Crunch Chicken
2 cups of plain Cap'n Crunch cereal
1 cup panko crumbs
Salt & pepper (optional)
1 TBS mayonnaise
4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
Preheat your oven to 375.
Lightly oil or spray your baking pan. Ground the Cap'n Crunch in your food processor (or have the kids hit a sealed gallon bag with a rubber mallet or small frying pan).
Combine the Cap'n Crunch, panko, and salt & pepper then spread the mixture out on a plate (you may want to only put half on the plate in case you don't use it all ... reserving the rest for the next time you make these).
With clean hands, spread just a bit of mayo on each chicken strip, and then coat each strip in coating mixture.
Place strips on your baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and cooked through. It really depends on the thickness of your chicken.
Image via Souffle Bombay