Thursday, May 18, 2006

homemade breadcrumbs and my favorite chicken recipe

There is a bag of bread ends and crusts in my freezer.  Well, actually there isn't a bag of bread ends in my freezer any more.  I made bread crumbs.  You see, my boys won't eat the ends of the bread unless it's from a loaf of italian or french bread.  They are also not crazy about the crusts, but we do make them eat the bread crust most of the time.  So, when the bread gets down to the ends or we cut the crusts off a sandwich, I throw them into the plastic bag in the freezer.


Today I retrieved the bag from the freezer and threw the pieces into the food processor.  Voila!  Bread crumbs.


This may seem silly, but just the process of saving the bread and making my own bread crumbs makes me feel like a Proverbs 31 women.  Yes, breadcrumbs may not cost all that much when purchased from the market, but these breadcrumbs are made beacause I love my family and I love the job God has given me to care for them.


Because we eat mostly whole weat or multi-grain bread, our bread crumbs are full of fiber and nutrition.  There's even ground nuts from the seed bread that we eat! These are power-packed bread crumbs!  So this afternoon after grinding out a big bucket of bread crumbs, I used them in my favorite chicken recipe.  My mom made chicken breasts supreme for us.  It was my birthday supper a few times when I still lived at home.  This is a great dish for company, or make your family just as special as company and make it just for them.  I thought you might like the recipe, so here goes!


Chicken Breast Supreme


6 split chicken breast halves, skin and bones removed



2 C. sour cream

1/4 C lemon juice

4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

4 tsp. celery seed

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tsp paprika

4 cloves garlic

1 tsp. salt


additional ingredients

1 3/4 C. dry bread crumbs

1/2 C. butter

1/2 C shortening


Mix marinade in a large bowl and place chicken in marinade.  Make sure chicken is well-coated.  Allow chicken to marinate over night.  When ready to serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Remove chicken from sour cream, roll in crumbs, coating evenly.  Arrange in single layer in large shallow baking dish.  Melt butter and shortening in small saucepan.  Spoon half over chicken.  Bake uncovered 45 min.  Spoon rest of butter mixture over chicken.  Bake 10-15 min. longer until tender & crispy.

1 comment:

  1. I think I will have to try this. Thanks!