Sometimes I get a craving for something with a kick to it, and a little crunch. This is the perfect combination of both.
You will need;
-Chicken (I used boneless, skinless Breast)
-1 cup panko bread crumbs
-1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
-1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon black pepper
-1 cup mayonnaise (I used kraft Mayo)
First Trim and clean the chicken you are using. I also split my Chicken breast (butterfly it) and pound it out.
Those little pieces are awesome as tester strips to adjust the seasoning as needed before serving.
Next, mix the seasonings with the breadcrumbs and set aside
Take the mayo, and slather it on all sides of the chicken (this is in place of the egg or milk. The oils in the mayo really hold in the moisture and help make the crust nice and crunchy!) It looks a little funky, but trust me, it’s really great!
Coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs, again on all sides.
Fry in a non-stick pan on medium heat with about a tablespoon of oil, until golden in color and the chicken is cooked, about four to six minutes on each side for a pounded out Chicken Breast.
Serve with any sides you wish, it’s good with veggies, potato’s, rice.. You name it. Also, you can bake this chicken and it comes out crispy. Just preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put on a cookie sheet, and cook for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is done.