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Roasted Romaine with Crusted Chicken Breast

So tonight I wanted to make a homemade Caesar salad.  Unfortunately, I forgot to purchase canned anchovies.  And I don’t think you can make an honest Caesar dressing without them.  So I took the ingredients I had on hand and threw this salad together.  Turned out great.  Easy to throw together and even the hubby enjoyed it.  Enjoy!

Roasted Romaine with Crusted Chicken Breast

1 head of romaine lettuce

boneless chicken breasts

sliced parmesan cheese

cherry tomatoes

dried cranberries

oil, salt, pepper

Take the romaine lettuce head and slice in half the long way.  Place on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Roast in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

The crusted chicken can be any type of crusting you like.  I actually used Kraft’s chipolte lime crusting package found in the packaged cheese isle.  I used the crusting crumbs and added  a bit of regular grated parmesan cheese.  I crusted the chicken breasts and fried them in olive oil until crispy.  Then I transferred them into the oven to finish baking with the romaine for about 15 minutes.  Once the chicken is done, slice and lay over salad.  Drizzle with your favorite dressing.  I used a great poppy seed dressing.  My hubby prefers the plain, old fashioned French.  Enjoy!

And FYI, I also roasted up some extra asperagus I had on hand, we love to eat this with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Yummy!


Crusted Chicken and Sweet Potato Fries with Caramelized Onion Sauce

I’ve been wanting to make this sauce for the past couple of weeks, but with the holiday and eating out I just hadn’t found the right meal to make it with.  Tonight I decided to make fried crusted chicken breasts, sweet potato fries with caramelized onion sauce and fresh sweet corn from this fall.  This meal was really easy to throw together and I do admit I did not make everything from scratch.  I grabbed the corn out of my freezer, always great to have fresh corn from the cob.  I used two large chicken breasts for the three of us.  I cut the chicken breasts into strips.  I then crusted them and fried them in olive oil.  The sweet potato fries were a spicy variety that I actually found in the freezer section of Target.  I’m sure there are other varieties at the grocery store or you could be adventurous and make your own.  The dipping sauce is what makes them so good.  This I did make from scratch, but it was very easy to make.  All together, it was a great meal!  Enjoy!

Crusting Mix:

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

salt/pepper to taste

1 t. cayenne pepper

dash of hot pepper flakes

Caramelized Onion Dipping Sauce:

2 T. butter

1 medium sweet onion, sliced

2. T. apple cider vinegar

2 T. honey

2 T. Dijon mustard

1 c. mayonnaise

Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat, add onions.  Cook onions, stirring occasionally until they caramelize, about 25 minutes.  Remove from heat and place onions, vinegar, honey and mustard in food processor and process until fairly smooth.  Mix in the mayonnaise.   Store in refrigerator until ready to use.