Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kick it up with Cajun flava

I came across a recipe for cajun chicken strips a while ago, I used that as inspiration for tonight's dinner. The chicken was not really spicy, just really flavorful.

Cajun Chicken Strips
(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)

3 Tbls AP flour
1 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp poultry seasoning
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp paprika
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Combine flour, cajun seasoning mix, poultry seasoning, garlic salt and paprika in a large resealable bag and shake to mix
3) Add chicken, in batches, to flour mixture and shake to coat
4) Spray cooking sheet with nonstick spray and place coated chicken strips onto sheet.
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done.
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The green bean fries were tasty. I thought they needed a bit more something but my husband really liked them. So I just dipped them in ranch and called them great. :) I have never had the actual green bean fries from whatever chain restaurant it is that makes them, so I do not really have anyting to compare them to.

Green Bean Fries
(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)
2-3 handfuls of green beans (cleaned and trimmed)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
Vegetable or Canola oil for frying
1) Boil green beans in water or broth for 10-15 minutes or until they are to your desired tenderness. Then place in cold water to stop the cooking process
2) Beat egg and milk together in a shallow bowl
3) Place the flour into another shallow bowl
4) Combine breadcrumbs and seasonings into a 3rd shallow bowl
5) Take a few beans at a time from the cold water (shake off excess water) and coat them in the flour, then into the milk/egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture
6) Place all the beans to the side on a plate until you have them all coated
7) Heat the oil to 350 degrees and fry the beans (a few at a time) until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain beans onto paper towels. Sprinkle with salt if desired and serve.


Jigginjessica said...

It looks like the green bean fries turned out well! I think they are served with ranch in the restaurant too!

I am putting this menu on my to try list!

Anonymous said...

gosh never had green bean fries...very interesting...have to give it a try...thanks for sharing

Deborah said...

These both sound fabulous. I have a recipe for the green bean fries that I have not tried yet - I'll have to compare them. Great dinner!

Renea said...

Those green bean fries remind me of those fried green bean bundles Paula Deen makes. Good idea.

Renea said...

Those green bean fries remind me of those fried green bean bundles Paula Deen makes. Good idea.

DeborahSW said...

Fried veggies?!? That's just brilliant! :)

Marye said...

Never have seen the fries! WOW! The chicken looks awesome.