I decided to dig through my actual cookbooks for a chicken recipe (as opposed to just hanging out on Google or Pinterest) Now, don't get me wrong, I did hang out on Pinterest today; just not for recipes.
My small home-town has a sorority of sorts for the ladies of the town. This sorority has been responsible for the _________ County Cookbook since the 1970's. (I'm assuming it's been longer, because I just Googled said cookbook and the new one is called ....Celebrating 60 years) Now, I don't know if that means the oldest member has been cooking for 60 years, or the club itself is 60 years. Hahaha! That's funny. I'm sure the club is 60 years old.
Well, talk about going around the block to walk across the street......This particular recipe came from that cook book. In fact, I just may be featuring several recipes from that little cookbook.
South of the Border Chicken
1-2 pounds chicken breasts (I actually used tenderloins)
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 plus 1 tsp picante sauce
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
salt and pepper
Melt butter and pour half into a baking dish and set aside.
In one small bowl, combine the eggs and picante sauce; and in another, combine the bread crumbs, chili powder and garlic powder. Salt and pepper the chicken to taste. Dip chicken into the egg mixture, then dredge in the bread crumb mixture. Place in baking dish. Once all the chicken is in the dish, pour remaining butter over it. Bake on 375˚ for 30 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
A definite keeper! Kolby said "I've died and gone to Heaven" LOL! The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of chili powder, but I have to keep it pretty mild for my family.