There are few things that I’d say I cook really well. I can handle soups and pasta, the occasional eggplant or sausage, but the one thing I am known for making is chicken cutlets. Ok, I know it’s not really too difficult, but it’s my one cooking claim-to-fame. So when I received a bag of Thank God It’s Gluten-Free (T.G.I.G.F.) Baking and Bread Mix with a new chicken finger recipe, I was all about making it for Gluten-Free Hot Products.
When I make a chicken cutlet, I usually dip it in a mixture of egg and milk before coating it with a gluten-free breadcrumb, but the T.G.I.G.F. recipe called for no egg or milk (great news for lactose intolerant readers!). All I had to do was put some of the T.G.I.G.F. mix in a bowl and add some seasonings before coating the fresh chicken. I used garlic and onion powder, cayenne pepper, a little black pepper and some Italian seasoning, but you could add any of your favorite seasonings to the mix (the recipe suggested Old Bay, which I can see myself trying out in the future).
After I coated the chicken, I dropped it in the pan with enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and let them cook. I immediately noticed some of the baking mix coming off the chicken and floating in the oil, so I had some doubts about how well this chicken would turn out. As the chicken cooked, however, I was happy to find that all of the seasonings added to the flour beforehand were sticking perfectly to the chicken. The T.G.I.G.F. mix held tight to the seasonings and left me with golden brown chicken loaded with flavor.
Not into chicken fingers or cutlets? There are so many uses for the T.G.I.G.F. Baking and Bread Mix. The company’s website has a running list of gluten-free recipe suggestions and each one sounds better than the next. Sticky Bun Cookies, Easy Creamy Turkey Casserole, T.G.I.G.F. Decadent Mint Brownies…the list goes on. They even have a step-by-step video to teach you how to make gluten-free bread at home with the mix!
The kind folks over at T.G.I.G.F. sent over a recipe using the baking and bread mix for Game Day Shrimp & Ham Bites. If you’re interested in trying out their mix, give this recipe a try for Super Bowl Sunday! You can find out more about where to buy the mix at http://shop.tgigf.com/.
Game Day Shrimp & Ham Bites with Garlic/Mayo Dipping Sauce
Makes approximately 3 1/2 – 4 dozen
Garlic/Mayo Dipping Sauce
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and serve with Game Day Shrimp and Ham Bites. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.