Note: During this very difficult time in our world, I am going to start re-posting easy, simple dinners with ingredients that we all likely keep on hand. Also, read the list of ingredients for my suggested substitutions. My best wishes to all of you.
This super – easy chicken takes only 1 to 2 minutes to get ready for the microwave.
–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips (or substitute canned chicken; drain first)
–cumin, coriander (bottled, one-quarter teaspoon each; or bottled parsley)
–banana peppers (bottled, half a dozen, plus 2 tablespoons of liquid) or substitute any spicy ingredient (cayenne pepper, one-quarter teaspoon; sriracha sauce, 1 tablespoon; or dill pickle, 1, chopped)
–breadcrumbs (boxed, one-quarter cup, plain) or substitute broken bits of loaf bread
–lime juice (3 squirts, bottled) or substitute lemon juice or leave this out entirely as optional
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish with one-eighth cup of water. Squirt lime juice on top. Season with cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Sprinkle breadcrumbs lightly on chicken. Place banana peppers and their liquid on top.
2 – Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Check a center piece to be sure that the chicken is done. If not, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.
3 – Serve the chicken hot.
–chicken inspired by C. Mabry, chef.