I found this recipe when I was looking to spice up some chicken breasts. I absolutely adore the finished product, but definitely overcooked the little guys, so try to avoid that.
I served this crispy, spicy, cheesy chicken with fried chunks of polenta and a side salad with a honey-lime dressing.
Apologies for the dreadful photography -- I WAS HANGRY.
SPICY BAKED CHICKEN
Preparation: 30 minutes
2 chicken breasts, flattened with a mallet
1/2 c. Greek yogurt
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 c. panko bread crumbs
1/4 c. crushed tortilla chips
1/4 c. shredded marble jack cheese
1 Tbsp. chopped jalapeno
Salt and pepper
1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the chicken breasts and coat completely. You may immediately move on to the next step or marinate chicken up to 24 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 450*. Mix the breading ingredients in a large, shallow bowl. Dip the chicken breasts in and coat completely with crumbs. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
3. Bake until no longer pink in the middle, 15-20 minutes.