Crunchy Oat-mealworms Chicken
I hope you remember that before all my reviews, I made a post about “insects in a fitness diet”, so here is a recipe that will “fit” perfectly! As last week I was a little upset with my previous post, today I will bring you some love!
Last month, a controversial study was published about the overrated “environmental benefits of cricket breeding”. The PCE (Protein conversion efficiency) of crickets and chicken farming has been compared and no real differences has been found. If you want an interesting analysis of this study, you can read this article from Chapul.
Well, even if the rearing technics are improved insects will not replace chicken. So, instead why not marry them? Make good and simple food, not war! Chicken is tender, insects are crispy, they can perfectly go together!
Let’s introduce you my “Crunchy Oat-mealworms Chicken” (Yeah, I know these aren’t crickets and in all case my home-scale farm can’t compete in efficiency…)
This recipe is a real “increasing” love story! Mealworms love oatmeals, chicken love both mealworms and oatmeal and I love chicken, mealworms and oatmeal. As there is never enough love, I added a lovely edible flower and a red heart pepper(I think I never used the word “love” so often…)
By the way, 25% percent of meat has been
replaced improved by insects!
Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 40 min
Nutritional values : 240kCal (Protein : 25gr,Fat : 7gr,Carbohydrates : 15gr)
Ingredients (per person)
- 75 grams of chicken breast
- 20 grams of mealworms
- 20 grams of rolled oats
- 1 egg
- Paprika powder
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
In a bowl, mix oatmeal, paprika powder, salt, pepper and the mealworms. Put your “oatmealworms” mixture on a plate.
In another bowl, whip the egg.
Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the oatmeal worm mixture to coat each piece evenly.
Place on a tray covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes on one side.
Turn onto the other side and bake for approximatively 20 minutes.
Serve hot with rice, a lemon slice and vegetables!
Et voilà! Bon appétit!
I hope you will like this new version of an healthy crispy breaded breast chicken recipe and it will give you new ideas. If you tried it and improved it, feel free to share me your recipe!
Take care and see you soon!
You can discourage these creatures by buying feeders with smaller openings and built in cages to discourage these raiders.