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My day doesn’t start without breakfast. Name a breakfast food and I’m probably a fan of it. My biggest problem with breakfast food is that I’m not always in the mood to cook first thing in the morning, so I tend to stick with more ‘instant’ breakfast foods, like cereal. I am also a big fan of breakfast for dinner. And I figured out a way to incorporate a bowl of cereal into my dinner prep with this Honey Baked Chicken and Chips recipe.
I’m calling this a hands on recipe, because your hands are going to get a little messy. But this was also a great recipe for my kids to help with. Youngest Twin was really excited to use the food processor to grind up all the cereal. We ended up using two different flavors, one for our chicken and one for our chips (sweet potato fries).
We used about 1/2 a cup of crushed Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal and 1/2 a cup of crushed Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds cereal for our chicken breading. Youngest Twin was in charge of grinding up the cereal and then measuring how much we used. 1 cup total is how much crushed cereal we used, not how much we started with. I dredged the chicken in flour, dipped it in egg, and then coated it with the cereal before placing it into a pan to go into the oven.
In addition to the Honey Roasted and Almond varieties I also picked up a box of the brand new Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate at Walmart. (The Chocolate flavor is going on our sweet potato fries!) In fact Post has several new cereal products in-store, including Crunch O’s and Kung Fu Panda RTE Cereals.
Now for those chocolate sweet potato fries, or our chips. I like alliteration, chicken and chips. The hardest part honestly was slicing up the raw sweet potatoes. I suggest buying smaller potatoes to make that part easier.
Once the sweet potatoes were sliced I tossed them with vegetable oil and salt.
Then it was time for the chocolate, about 1/2 cup crushed Chocolate cereal.
Both the chicken and the chips were baked at 425 degrees, and for about the time about of time, which worked out really well. Add a vegetable and dinner was served.
See, cereal isn’t just for breakfast! Check out some other great ways to enjoy cereal anytime.
Honey Baked Chicken
- 1 lb chicken tenders
- 1 cup crushed Honey Bunches of Oats (1/2 a cup of crushed Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal and 1/2 a cup of crushed Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds)
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs, whisked with a splash of water
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Line a pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray
- Thaw chicken and pat dry
- Dredge chicken in flour
- Dip chicken into egg
- Coat chicken in cereal
- Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, turning once
Honey Baked Chips
- 3 sweet potatoes, sliced
- 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup crushed Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray
- Toss sliced sweet potatoes with oil and salt
- Toss sweet potatoes with cereal
- Place in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet
- Bake at 425 degrees until tender and golden brown, turning occasionally (about 25 minutes).