Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chicken Strips served 2 ways & Blog Award

I can't believe that it has been a week since I posted last, I have lots of great excuses:). Here are a couple quick and easy dinner ideas for you.

Cajun Chicken Strips
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 T. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-2 t. hot pepper sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 T. canola oil
  • 3 T. butter

Directions: Rinse and dry chicken. Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Pound chicken breast until about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Cut chicken into strips. Mix chicken with Cajun seasoning until coated. Heat oil and butter in large skillet. Dip chicken strips into the eggs beaten with the hot pepper sauce. Coat the chicken with bread crumbs. Cook chicken in the hot oil and butter until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side. Remove chicken and continue to the next recipes.

Pasta with Cajun Chicken Strips and Grape Tomatoes


  • Half of chicken from recipe above (1 chicken breast)
  • drippings from cooking the chicken
  • 1 pound angel hair spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup cooking liquid, reserve when you drain the pasta
  • 3 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese to grate on top

Directions: Cook pasta according to directions. Add tomatoes to the drippings from the chicken and cook until the tomatoes are soft and beginning to brown. Add pasta and 1/2 cup pasta water. Add Parmesan cheese and heat through. Serve with the chicken and grated mozzarella cheese.

Cajun Chicken Salad


  • 1 head of your favorite lettuce (I used green leaf)
  • leftover Cajun chicken strips, chopped and warm
  • 1 pint strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (almonds would also be great)
  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • your favorite dressing (I love this salad with Brianna's Home Style Poppy Seed Dressing)

Directions: Wash, dry and chop(or tear) lettuce. Top with the other ingredients.

One last thing we want to pass along the blog award that we got from Lisa last week! Thanks again Lisa!!

We are passing it on to the following blogs:

Candy at The Courageous Cook


Aggie at Aggie's Kitchen

Check these blogs out for some delicious food:)!!
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  1. This looks delicious! I know what you mean about getting busy. Thanks for the award.

  2. Hi Amy! Thanks so much for the award!! I really appreciate it and am so happy you enjoy my blog!

    These chicken strips look so good, I love that you showed them with the pasta and the salad!

  3. Yum, I love the looks of this dish! My family would love it for sure! Congrats on your award, you have a great blog!

  4. Such great dinners-and I've got lots of Cajun spice right now. Congrats on your award! Have a great weekend.


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