Lately I haven't had time to make time consuming dinners. Mostly, It's been a piece of chicken, some potatoes, and corn/carrots/peas. I did find a nifty way of making crispy chicken.
So you know when you are trying to make breaded chicken? Normally (at least how my mom does it) you dip the chicken in some combination of eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs. You get a nice crust on the chicken, but instantly breaks away the moment you cut into that wonderful chicken and are left eating sauteed chicken and the crust separately.
In a small glad bag, pour in bread crumbs and seasonings. Lately I've been favoring a paprika/Cayenne pepper flavor. Throw your chicken in the bag. Shake well. And gently put into a medium sized pan already heated with a little bit of oil. Let the chicken cook for about 3-4 minutes per side.
The result is nice and crispy chicken without the crust falling off.
Also makes clean up WAY easier, which when you are trying to minimize dish time, is very important-o.