Ranch Chicken Fingers With Kicked Up Fries $1.35 pp

Safeway's got Chicken Breast ON SALE for $1.88 lb and a bag of frozen fries for $3.00. It's quick and easy and super family friendly.

You will need:

From the Store
•  2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Thighs
•  1 Bag Curly Fries
•  1 ½ c. Buttermilk
•  2 c. Italian Breadcrumbs
•  ½ c. Parmesan Cheese
From the Pantry
•  2 Cloves Pressed Garlic
•  Olive Oil
•  Emeril’s Seasoning


#1 The night before: Season chicken well with Emeril’s Seasoning. Pound chicken to about ¼ thickness. Cut into ¾ inch strips. Place in 1 gal. Ziplock. Cover with 1 c. of buttermilk, add 1 clove of garlic and seal. Toss bag gently to coat everything evenly. Place bag in refrigerator.
#2 The next day: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place fries in a lg. bowl to begin to thaw.
#3 Heat lg. non-stick pan to med-hi heat and add 2 Tbs. of olive oil. Pour breadcrumbs in to shallow dish and add ½ the parmesan cheese and combine. Remove 3-4 pieces of chicken from the bag and dredge through the breadcrumbs and place right into heated pan.
#4 Drizzle fries with about 2 Tbs. of olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian herbs and fine grated parmesan cheese and toss to coat well. Spread out on a separate baking sheet.
#5 Place both baking sheets into the heated oven and set timer for 20 min.
#6 Remove Chicken and place fries on top rack of oven and turn heat to Broil. Broil until crispy, about 2 minutes.
#7 Serve with tossed green salad and crusty bread.

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