March 7, 2013

Mini Pizza Bread Bites

I saw a similar recipe for these pizza bites on Pinterest, but decided to switch it up a bit and make mine more like my spinach dip bread bowls.
These would be a perfect appetizer or a great kid pleaser because who doesn't love pizza? They are so easy to make and are completely addicting!

Mini Pizza Bread Bites
Makes 12 Bread Bowls
13.3 oz roll of refrigerated french bread loaf, (Simply Pillsbury works great)
3/4 cup pizza sauce
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (or as much as you desire)
About 12 pepperoni slices, quartered

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. Unroll package of french bread loaf and slice into 12 equal size slices, about 1 inch thick. Using your hands, press each slice into about a 3-inch round and then press into the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup. Set aside.
2.  Drop about 1 Tbsp. of pizza sauce onto each bread bite, top evenly with 1-2 Tbsp. of shredded cheese and place 4 pieces of pepperoni on top.
3. Bake for 15-17 minutes until just turning brown on edges. Remove and let cool for 3-5 minutes before eating.

March 6, 2013

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers

Well it's been a while since I've posted, but things have been BUSY to say the least. We're in the process of buying a house, which we cannot be more excited about, and we also went to Jamaica with Jordan's work! Two things that are still blowing my mind actually. Jamaica was beautiful and I loved every minute of it. Of course I missed our baby, but it was really nice to spend some alone time. I definitely miss that 90 degree weather!

Before we left, we had these chicken fingers for dinner one night and they were a hit! This is another new favorite for my husband. They were just different enough and I'm pretty sure I found my new favorite chip.
The flavor of these is unreal and so addicting! They are perfect for these chicken fingers because they are extra crunchy. Go buy yourself a bag!
I also paired it with our favorite honey mustard dipping sauce and loved it! Such a good meal.

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers
3 cups potato chips of your choice

1 egg

1 Tbsp. milk
2 chicken breasts, cut into strips (or 3/4lb chicken tenders)

salt and pepper
                  
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Crush potato chips in a food processor or with your hands in the bag. Pour into a shallow dish or bowl.
3. Whisk together egg and milk in a separate shallow dish or bowl.
4. Season chicken strips lightly with salt and pepper then dunk into egg mixture. Allow excess to drip off then roll in chip crumbs and place on a nonstick sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet. Continue with remaining chicken then lightly spray tops with nonstick spray or olive oil.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.