How many here are fans of pork rinds? I sure am, but I will admit that I have been extremely hesitant to use them in lieu of breadcrumbs. I always feared that the meal would taste like pork rinds, which isn’t technically a bad thing but in a way it is. So I jumped into the deep end of the pool, sink or swim, and made this for the family. The only difference is that I used pork rinds instead of breadcrumbs, everything else was the same.
What you’ll need:
2 pounds chicken, thawed and fileted
7 oz pork rinds, finely ground
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
3 sticks butter, melted
1 Tblsp minced garlic
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line sheet pan with non-stick foil and set aside. On the stove top in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat, begin melting the butter. Once melted, reduce heat to low and add minced garlic.
Filet chicken, try to keep your pieces about the same thickness. Set adise in a covered bowl.
Finely grind up pork rinds in food processor. Add to a medium size bowl and stir in parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and black pepper.
Take chicken, coating and sheet pan to the stove and begin assembling. First begin by placing chicken, one piece at a time, in the melted garlic butter and the rind into the pork rind coating. Once completely coated move to lined sheet pan. Easy! Continue this step until all the chicken fills the pan. Take the remaining pork rind mixture and spread it out over the chicken and drizzle the rest of the garlic butter over the top of the chicken.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the coating is golden brown. Serve over your favorite salad, in low carb wraps, or with spaghetti squash with a marinara sauce.
If you want to reduce the amount of butter please feel free to do so. I like for this recipe to be super buttery, but you can do it however you like. The pork rind coating didn’t crisp up like abread coating would, but it was a great alternative and definitely making it again!
Let me know what you think and if you’ve tweaked it! I love learning about other possible variations.
Have a blessed week!!