As I mentioned in my blog post that kicked off oatmeal week that I like to use oatmeal to replace bread crumbs called for in most recipes. Oatmeal works great as a binder in meatballs, meatloaf, or burgers.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves 5-6
1 1/4 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
Place oatmeal and spices in food processor or blender and pulse until the oatmeal becomes a fine mixture.
Place prepared oatmeal in a bowl. In another bowl crack eggs and whisk with a fork. Dip chicken thighs first in the eggs and then in the pureed oatmeal mixture.
Place breaded chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spray chicken with cooking spray an bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the center of the chicken is no longer pink.