I was shopping at Trader Joes and found a 3.3 oz jar of “Dukkah“, I believe it was only $2.99
and thought I’d buy it, on the label, it says to “take a hunk of crusty bread, dip it in olive oil and then in dukkah (a nut and spice blend) so I initially thought it could be a nice appetizer or before dinner treat. I actually loved this little jar of happiness as it has fennel in it. Actually, the complete ingredient list is…almonds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, coriander, anise seeds, kosher salt. Instead of using it with oil and a dip, I thought I’d use it as a crust for my chicken.
I actually did a video tutorial of me making this chicken dish so I’m limited on photos. To start off, I always cut thin out my chicken by cutting it horizontally as I don’t like thick chicken. I did the traditional method of breading chicken by dipping my chicken in flour (that drys the chicken so it’s prepared for the wet), egg mixture and then the dukkah/bread crumb mixture. I initially tried the dukkah straight from the jar but it was too seedy for me so I’d recommend doing either a 1/2 to 1/2 ratio (1/2 dukkah 1/2 breadcrumbs) or 1/4 dukkah to 3/4 breadcrumbs.
I thought I’d try something new by placing the chicken on top of a wire rack instead of baking it directly on the baking sheet because I was worried that the chicken would stick to the bottom of the baking sheet, it just stuck to the baking rack so next time I’d do it so that it was directly on the baking sheet.
After I baked it for 25 minutes or until cooked through, I removed it from the oven and let it cool off as I was going to use it for a salad. Once cooled, I sliced a few pieces and placed them on my salad that I made very simply with nothing in it but lettuce and a homemade Italian dressing with red wine vinegar (I love breaded chicken with that vinegar salad).
The next day, I warmed the chicken in the microwave for 30 seconds and then I put some of the roasted tomatoes on top and warmed it again for about 15 seconds (basically to take the chill off)…OMG it was amazing!
Here is a photo of my chicken on the baking sheet
and here is a photo of the chicken sliced on my salad
I would definitely buy this again as it adds so much flavor to the ordinary breaded chicken dish. I hope you enjoy!
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