Spicy Oat Crusted Chicken with Sunshine Salsa

February 10, 2011

Here is one of the recipes that I said I would post. We eat a lot of chicken around her – probably more than I would actually care to eat, so this was a really nice change from my current recipes. All my kids liked it too. They didn’t like the salsa as much, but Tom and I loved the salsa with the chicken!

Spicy Oat Crusted Chicken with Sunshine Salsa

Salsa: 3/4 Cup prepared salsa
3/4 cup coarsely chopped orange sections
**refrigerate while chicken is baking .

2T olive oil
1 T margarine – melted (I left this out and it was great without it)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp grown cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal uncooked
1 egg lightly beaten
1 T water
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
chopped fresh cilantro – optional

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Stir together oil, margarine, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt in flat shallow dish. Add Oats, stirring until evenly mixed and moistened.

2. Beat egg and water with fork till frothy in a second shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg mixture and then coat completely with oat mixture. Place chicken in foil lined sheet. Pat any extra oat mixture on top of chicken.

3. Bake 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and oat coating is golden brown. Serve with salsa. Garnish with cilantro if desired