Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

For the start, you should know that I am a big fan of fried dishes. I can eat fried chicken wings or schnitzels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 🙂 But, what you do not know is that in this recipe I have used (for the first time ever) quinoa flakes instead of breadcrumbs. And why I am telling you this? Because I will definitely use quinoa flakes for fried dishes in the future and also I want you to try them out as well.

Quinoa flakes will give a very specific crunchiness to your dishes and they are definitely healthier than regular breadcrumbs. Also, quinoa flakes are made only from quinoa (you can read more about quinoa flakes here) and do not contain any additional sugar, fats, salt, flour, gluten, and chemicals. So next time you will want to make a fried dish, but you care about your health, use some quinoa flakes instead of breadcrumbs.

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Ingredients

  • 250g of boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons quinoa flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Directions

  1. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise, cover with parchment paper and beat into 1cm thick slices and then into smaller pieces (cubes).
  2. Spread the quinoa flour on a plate. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat slightly. Combine the quinoa flakes, chopped walnuts, salt, thyme and black pepper in a shallow plate or bowl. 
  3. Dip each chicken breast in the quinoa flour, then the egg then coats in the quinoa mixture.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden. 

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Crispy and golden quinoa flake chicken popcorn. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: European
Keyword: chicken, quinoa,, thyme, walnut
Servings: 2
Author: tasteisyours
Ingredients
  • 250 g boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp quinoa flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 finely chopped walnuts you can blend the walnuts in a blender
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 100 ml vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise, cover with parchment paper and beat into 1cm thick slices and then into smaller pieces (cubes).

  2. Spread the quinoa flour on a plate. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat slightly. Combine the quinoa flakes, chopped walnuts, salt, thyme and black pepper in a shallow plate or bowl. 

  3. Dip each chicken breast in the quinoa flour, then the egg, then coat in the quinoa mixture.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden. 

Quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn

 

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