This week I want to talk about some of the left over snacks your kids decide they don’t want anymore. You know the ones, the new type of chips or muesli bars! My kids love chips & wanted the Kettle or Red Rock style chips. I had found an equivalent at Aldi’s which was way cheaper and tasted just as good. So this went well for a few weeks until well, they don’t like chips anymore and I was left with packets of the ones they didn’t eat. I thought about throwing them out but that would have been a waste!
Instead I put them in a food processor turned them into crumbs, which I then blended with some spices and flour and made chicken schnitzels. I had two flavours left over, Sea Salt and Sweet Chilli, I made separate crumb mixtures as some of my family members below cant eat spicy stuff. Scroll down below for the method used and recipe for Crunchy Chicken Schniztels.
Crunchy Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
Left over stale chips (approximatley 1 medium pack or 2-3 smaller packs
2 cups plain flour
3/4 finely grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs lightly beaten
Canola or vegetable oil
500 g chicken breast cut into thing slices lengthwise
- Place chips in food processer and pulse until fine crumbs form.
- Place chip crumbs in deep bowl or dish along with flour, herbs, cheese and salt and pepper. Hand mix until all combined
- Break 4 eggs into a separate deep bowl or dish and beat until combined.
- In a shallow plate pour enough flour to cover surface of plate and season with salt and pepper
- Wash and slice chicken into thin slices, place on clean plate and season with salt and pepper, layer chicken slices one on top of the other seasoning as you go.
- Once you have done that, grab a slice and place it in the plate with the flour only. Coat on both sides, dip both sides of the chicken into the egg and then place in the dish with the chip and flour crumb mixture and coat both sides. Place crumbed chicken in a separate clean plate.
- Once you have coated all the chicken pour oil into a heavy based frying pan to cover at least 2/3 up the side of the pan, enough to submerge the crumbed chicken
- Gently lower 4-5 piece of crumbed chicken at a time and fry on each side until golden brown. Remove pieces of chicken once cooked and place on a clean plate lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat the process until all the chicken has been cooked.
- Once cooked cover with foil and serve with mash potatoes or your favourite salad. Or load them up with gravy and cheese!
- Left overs can be used in sandwiches the next day.
Please note this is not a sponsored post nor am I being paid for my opinion. These are just tips I use to help me save money and I want to pass them on the help others too.
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