Apple Juice Chicken

For those of you who have heard me lament about this in the past, Tanner is a really picky eater. I have a better sense of what feeding small children will be like, because he abhors anything green, leafy, vegetable-y, or healthy, in general. I finally got him to adore a fruit smoothie that we make, but it's often hard to deter him from the usual fried-chicken-grilled-cheese-pizza-meat-and-fries meals he's used to eating. (Though I love him, anyway. :))

While my mom and sister were in town over the holidays, my mom whipped up a meal that she's been making for as long as I can remember. It's a very simple recipe for chicken that is healthy and delicious, and the best part? Tanner loves it! We're just one step closer to adding veggies to that plate of chicken, folks...

Here's the recipe for all you cooks out there who like a tasty meal in less than half an hour :)

{apple juice chicken}

*A note: I didn't actually measure out a lot of this, but I figured adding measurements would be more scientific. Keep in mind these are estimates, and it's not really that hard to make up the amounts as you go along, or tailor it for whatever company you have coming over.

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups corn flakes (we just bought a generic cereal brand)
1 cup parmesan
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350. Place two tablespoons of butter in a large pan and place in oven until it has melted, coating the bottom of the pan.

Put the corn flakes into a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crunch them up into small bits.

Add the parmesan and mix it together in a bowl.

Mix the egg and the milk together and dip your chicken breasts into the mix. Then roll them in the corn flake bowl until they are fully coated.

Place chicken into the buttered pan and cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Pull chicken out and place a large spoonful of apple juice concentrate on top of each chicken breast. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear.

Serve and enjoy! The fruity taste is just delicious!