Recipe: OATMEAL WEEK: Spicy Oat-Crusted Chicken

Oatmeal is one of those magical ingredients that's as healthy as it is versatile. This week, we'll share recipes that utilize oatmeal. Today's is from the Quaker Oats website.


Sunshine Salsa

3/4 cup prepared salsa

3/4 cup coarsely-chopped orange sections


2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon margarine, melted

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups Quaker quick oats, uncooked

1  egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon water

4 boned and skinned chicken breast halves (about 5 to 6 ounces each)

Chopped cilantro (optional)


In small bowl, combine salsa and orange sections. Refrigerate, covered, until serving time.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In flat, shallow dish, stir together oil, melted margarine, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt. Add oats, stirring until evenly moistened.

In second flat, shallow dish, beat egg and water with fork until frothy. Dip chicken into combined egg and water, then coat completely in seasoned oats. Place chicken on foil-lined baking sheet. Pat any extra oat mixture onto top of chicken.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and oat coating is golden brown. Serve with Sunshine Salsa. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.