My children absolutely went potty for these in a way that is usually reserved for chips.They could not get enough.What a stress free tea it was, so I cannot thank Lisa Faulkner enough.I just served them with Baked Beans and homemade potato wedges.Seriously Happy Days!
I have been meaning to make these little beauties for ages but I don’t usually have Rice Krispies at home in the cupboard and bl..dy always forget when I go shopping. I hate lists, they feel really boring and square-I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous and I know my way is rubbish and I’m about as boring and square as a middle aged, peri-menopausal housewife can be, but I can’t reform, so when I bought some to make Frankenstein Krispie monsters for Halloween I thought let’s do it and Hurrah! I also don’t really cook with Chicken very often in the week as the higher welfare Chicken is expensive and I feel sorry for the Barn Reared little Chickies and can’t bring myself to chomp on them if I can help it. So I tend to just cook a Roast Chicken for Sunday Lunch when I don’t mind paying the extra bit. But I could ignore their call no more and the purchase of the Rice Krispies swung it so the Barn Chickies got it I’m afraid, tight B…h that I am. They are crazily simple to make and you could even get the kids involved but I would rather chew my foot off than cope with an explosion of crushed Rice Krispies,particularly at the end of the day.
What I could really do with at the moment is the children to come in from school and sit down and watch T.V for an hour while I get my s..t together and make tea. For that golden hour I would be willing to snog John McCririck, might even consider tongues…… I kid you not…….. Watch T.V, that’s what I did for goodness sake. Kids T.V was brilliant-Runarounddddd! (need to be able to insert soundbite of Mike Reid’s distinctive London accent…G-G-Go….Wallop) a brilliant,high energy game show , Crackerjack was another quality classic-I was so desperate to go on the show but those questions were seriously hard and those cabbages were seriously massive and I feared humiliation, the worst thing imaginable when you’re a chubby child with dubious dress sense. I might drop one, bend over to get it and show the kids of the nation my pants…….. Now I could mention the elephant in the room, one of my absolute favourites…You know Who Will Fix It, but better not to go there I think…………. my Children seem to be intent on building a fully functioning ladybird and any insect going Nursery at the minute, out of squash bottles, toilet rolls and lots of sellotape, requiring my full and complete interaction. How bad is it that I just want them to sit in front of the T.V with slack jaws and some chocolate……Shame on me.. and pass the wine.
This recipe is from Lisa Faulkners book”Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter”.It’s a brilliant book with a foreword that made me cry, its also full of some outstanding recipes that have become firm favourites of mine. I loved her on Masterchef , one of my absolute fave shows. Not sure I’m feeling Monica’s hair this year though….I have to put my hands over my face at the popping out eyes bit as it is.
Serves 4 adults
- Oil for greasing
- 250g Rice Krispies
- Mayonnaise for dipping
- 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into goujons.
- Grease a baking tray with oil(I use non stick Baking Liners for all my baking,get some you won’t regret it, they make life so easy)
- Crush the cereal in a bowl- I used a combination of my fingers and a potato masher
- Put a big splodge of Mayo in another bowl
- Dip each goujon of Chicken into the Mayo before dipping into the cereal
- Place on baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C electric/180 C fan.Roasting oven Aga for about 35 mins until golden.Lisa advises to turn halfway through cooking but I was too busy snogging John……..apply to face