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 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 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.
The best quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcorn
The best quinoa flake and walnut thyme chicken popcornDanie: Dinners, Lunches, Recipe bookStopień trudności: Łatwe
250 g boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp quinoa flour
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
- Cut each chicken breast lengthwise, cover with parchment paper and beat into 1cm thick slices and then into smaller pieces (cubes).
- 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.
- Dip each chicken breast in the quinoa flour, then the egg then coats in the quinoa mixture.
- 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.