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French’s Crunch Time Entrée’s

Yesterday was a snow day, and wow did it snow. The snow started around 8:00 am and kept falling pretty much all day. 

Since it was a snow day I decided to be lazy and spend most of the day in bed, grading. Yes I lead a glamourous life. 

Snow Day
Here’s a look at all the Snow from my front porch

For dinner however, since I had the time, I decided to try out the new French’s Crunch Time Entrée’s, that I bought the other day at the store. 

I’m a big fan of the French’s Fried Onions, and use them to add flavor and crunch to anything from green bean casserole to macaroni and cheese.

French's Fried Onions
French’s Fried Onions, great addition to a meal

Then the other day why shopping I stumbled upon French’s  all new meal kits. These Crunch Time Entrée’s, as they are called come in a varsity of flavors.

French's Crunch Time Entrees
French’s Crunch Time Entrees

I decided to try out the General Tso’s  flavor. 

French's General Tso's
French’s General Tso’s

This meal kit was pretty easy to put together. It called for a 1-1/2 pounds of skinless chicken breast, 1 egg and 2 table spoons of flour.

The egg was beaten in a dish, while the French’s coating mix was placed in another dish and combined with the flour. 

Egg and French's mix
Egg and French’s mix

Then it was just a matter of dipping the chicken in the egg, and then into the French’s Mix.

Soak the chicken in the egg
Soak the chicken in the egg
Dip egg soaked chicken in French's mix
Dip egg soaked chicken in French’s mix

Once all the chicken pieces are covered, place them in a baking dish and cook for 20 minutes.

The chicken was pretty much done at 20 minutes, but I went ahead and left it in there for a full 30 minutes.

French's chicken mix
French’s chicken mix, straight from the oven

Now, I’ve tried making Shake and Bake chicken before, and while it was okay, I was quite surprised how good this French’s  chicken came out. 

The chicken was nice and juicy and the French’s coating was so good, it had a great flavor. 

The actual French’s meal kit, also came with a topping sauce, which kind of tasted like a honey BBQ. However, we opted not to put it on the chicken, because we liked the flavor of the French’s  coating by itself. 

Chicken with cheesy potatoes and crescent rolls
Chicken with cheesy potatoes and crescent rolls

I served the chicken along with cheese scalloped potatoes, which unfortunately the cheese on top burnt a little in the oven, and a side of crescent rolls.

My husband’s a bit of  a picky eater, but he really enjoyed this meal, he even had seconds. 

Since this came out so well, I’m tempted to try out the other French’s Crunch Time Entrée’s, or I might just get this one again, it was so good. 

 

 

 

 

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