I love looking at the Cooking for your Family board over at Babycenter. They have a recipe review thread where everyone reviews the recipes they made. It's a great way to find new ideas. Well, one lady posted that she had made this recipe for Dill Pickle Faux-Fried Chicken which is from A Good Appetite. I was really happy with this recipe! The kids loved it! Definitely something different to do with chicken and a good way to use up that pickle juice.
I did the recipe a bit different but not much. For the original recipe, click on the link above. Here's what I did....
Dill Pickle Faux-Fried Chicken
2-4 cups of pickle juice
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cups of Pepperidge Farms Herb Seasoned Stuffing mix
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use more or less if you wanted)
Marinate chicken breasts for at least 2 hours (I did all day) in the pickle juice.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet lined with foil and then place a greased cooling rack on top of the foil. Remove chicken from the marinade. Discard remaining marinade. Dry chicken and set aside. In a pie plate or other dish, crack two eggs and mix well. In another dish, add the stuffing mix and cheese. Mix well. Dredge chicken in the egg and then into the dry mix and place on the cooling rack/cookie sheet. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Flip over halfway through cooking to crisp both sides.
I served with mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. Very delicious!
I do want to add that you could taste the pickle taste in the chicken. Not in a bad way but in a different, good way. However, if you're not a fan of pickles you may not enjoy this recipe. If you didn't marinate it as long as I did it might not take on a strong flavor though. I let mine marinate all day.