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chicken surprise

Recipe by
Terry Heese
Omaha, NE

This recipe was named accidentally, when DH asked what was for dinner. I knew it was going to be chicken, but that was about it. So the name "Chicken Suprise" was my stall. When we tasted it, we were surprised how well it worked. So here is my humble creation.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken surprise

  • 4
    boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar
    tostitos creamy spinach dip
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How To Make chicken surprise

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet (or 2-9 x 13 pans) with cooking spray.
  • 2
    After rinsing chicken, dry them off with paper towels. Cut chicken breasts in half, lengthwise, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • 3
    Brush or spoon the spinach dip liberally over the top of each chicken strip. Carefully press the entire spinach-covered surface of the chicken into the bread crumbs. Arrange the chicken pieces crumb-side up in the pan, leaving a bit of room between them.
  • 4
    Bake chicken for 30-45 minutes, depending upon the size of your chicken, until thermometer reads 170 degrees.