Sunday, March 8, 2009

Orange Panko Chicken Strips

Amazing Taste Seasoning for Poultry - Photo by Taste As You Go
Amazing Taste Poultry Seasoning

Regular readers of Taste As You Go are probably well aware by now that I'm holding a fantastic giveaway. Three lucky winners will receive their own assortment of Amazing Taste® seasoning packets! To prove that I've actually tried and created food with the product, I'm sharing a recipe for Orange Panko Chicken Strips that I created with their Poultry seasoning. The chicken strips came out so deliciously moist and flavorful, how could I not share the recipe?

Orange Panko Chicken Strips - Photo by Taste As You Go
Orange Panko Chicken Strips

After I made a batch of these chicken strips, the smell of them was so tantalizing that I didn't allow myself to eat anything else along with them because I didn't want to have flavors competing for my love and affection. *Gasp* I know, I know... I should have at least served them over a bed of lettuce and pretended that I was really making a salad rather than homemade bar food, but, oh well. Maybe next time.

If the photo of the finished product isn't enough to convince you that entering the Amazing Taste® Seasoning Packet Giveaway is a brilliant idea, then check out the recipe for my Orange Panko Chicken Strips below and see just how simple they are to make. Then imagine the variety of the dishes you can create if you had a batch of seasoning packets to experiment with! Don't forget -- the deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Saturday, March 14, 2009, so make sure you leave a comment on the giveaway post and get your entry in before the deadline. And, if you blog about the giveaway on your blog, come back and leave another comment on the giveaway post providing the link to your post because you'll earn a bonus entry by spreading the word! Good luck!

Orange Panko Chicken Strips
Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 packet Amazing TasteƂ® Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest, divided
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Trim any extra fat from the chicken breast halves. Rinse the chicken with water and then pat dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken breasts lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the poultry seasoning, extra-virgin olive oil, orange juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of the grated orange zest. Whisk until well-incorporated.
  3. Place the chicken strips in the bowl and toss gently with your fingers to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pour the bread crumbs onto a large plate and combine with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of grated orange zest, making sure that the zest is distributed as evenly as possibly.
  5. Remove the chicken strips from the refrigerator.
  6. Take a chicken strip and allow the extra marinade to drip off and back into the bowl before dredging it in the bread crumbs. Place the breaded chicken strip on a clean plate to rest. Repeat this process until all of the chicken strips have been breaded. Place the plate of chicken strips in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, pour enough olive oil into a large skillet until there is about 1/4-inch of oil in the pan. Heave over medium-high heat.
  8. Remove the chicken strips from the refrigerator. Working in batches, place chicken strips carefully into the pan and fry for about 2 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken and cook for about 1 minute more. Remove from the pan and allow to drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  9. While the chicken strips are still hot, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Taste As You Go Disclaimer: I was provided with product samples at no cost to me. I did not accept monetary compensation for writing about this product or about my experiences while using it. All opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

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10 comments:

HoneyB said...

This looks awesome Michelle! I love the Amazing Taste seasonings!

Michelle said...

HoneyB - Thanks, Shelby! Can't wait to play around with the other seasonings! :-)

Jessie said...

Yum! Love chicken fried like this. I'll bet it was fabulous. :D

+Jessie

Michelle said...

Jessie - It was! Definitely a delicious way to end the day after putting in a long day at work. :-)

Nila Rosa said...

Yum. Looks great.Meh,skip the lettuce.Lettuce would just take away from the texture of the chicken and we can't have that.

Michelle said...

Nila Rosa - You're absolutely right, Veronica! The lettuce would have taken away from the chicken. ;-)

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Michelle this chicken strips look absolutely delicious… for sure they taste superb!

Michelle said...

Gera @ SweetsFoods - Thanks, Gera! Every time I think about how good the chicken strips tasted, my mouth waters! I can't wait to make them again. :-)

Sue said...

Those look amazingly good! I think it may have more to do with your cooking ability than the Amazing Taste seasonings, though.

Michelle said...

Sue - Aww, thank you!!