cornflake-crusted chicken on broccoli slaw with ginger essence

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~ cornflake-crusted chicken on broccoli slaw with ginger essence ~

Here’s an easy, healthy recipe for you when you’re low on ingredients and short on time. It took me about 10 minutes to whip this up last night and only about a half hour for it to bake. It’s crunchy, tasty, and nobody will know it’s low-fat unless you tell them.

for the chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed

1/2 cup canola oil Hellmann’s mayonnaise

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

dash of cayenne

3-4 cups crushed cornflakes

salt andΒ  fresh, black pepper

Combine spices with the mayonnaise and brush the mixture all over the thawed chicken breasts. Dredge in the crushed cornflakes, pressing to help them stick. Place chicken pieces in a lightly oiled, glass cake pan, sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top and bake at 400 degrees F until the chicken is completely cooked through and juices run clear.

for the slaw:

Combine a package of broccoli slaw with approximately 1/4 cup coleslaw dressing (or a combination of canola mayo, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, celery seed and honey to taste.) Add a couple teaspoons fresh grated ginger to the slaw and mix well.

Place a mound of the slaw on each plate and top with one of the chicken breasts. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh herbs if you wish.



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  8 comments for “cornflake-crusted chicken on broccoli slaw with ginger essence

  1. December 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Another wonderful post Melissa – I’ve seen people use cornflakes to encrust things before… always wanted to give it a try myself! Maybe you can clarify something for me though… what exactly is “broccoli slaw”? I’ve never seen it before πŸ™

    • Melissa
      December 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      it’s coleslaw made out of mostly broccoli shreds instead of cabbage πŸ™‚ there’s a little carrot and purple cabbage in there too.

      • December 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        Oh nice – my wife would freaking love that. She’s such a broccoli-fiend πŸ˜€ I’ll have to make that for her some time πŸ™‚

        • Melissa
          December 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

          It’s so good for you too πŸ™‚

  2. December 2, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    So, SO good! Of course seeing as it’s so healthy, I can have two helpings, right?

    • Melissa
      December 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

      of course! πŸ˜‰

  3. December 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Cornflake crusted chicken was in an old Weight Watchers cookbook my mom had in the ’80s. But this version sounds so more exotic! Just love the way you meld flavors!

    • Melissa
      December 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      That’s so sweet of you to say. Thanks! enjoy πŸ˜‰

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