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Spicy Oat Crusted Chicken with Sunshine Salsa

Spicy Oat Crusted Chicken with Sunshine Salsa
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You don’t have to be a kid to love chicken fingers. After all, what’s not to love? But that doesn’t mean you can’t mix in some grown‑up flavours to spice up the experience. For us, that means adding the zip and zing of chilli powder, garlic and cumin and a side of zesty salsa with real pieces of orange. Hey, if that doesn’t get the kid inside you smiling from ear to ear, nothing will.

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  • 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)

How to make it

  1. In small bowl, combine salsa and orange sections. Refrigerate, covered, until serving time.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. In flat, shallow dish, stir together oil, melted margarine, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt. 
  3. Add oats, stirring until evenly moistened.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and oat coating is golden brown. 
  6. Serve with Sunshine Salsa. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.