South Beach Diet - Using felafel mix to bread chicken




Mmckellen
05-02-2011, 09:13 PM
So I've read in a couple of places about using felafel mix to bread chicken. Has anyone ever tried this? Essentially you mix an egg with a little mustard, use it to bread the chicken, dredge in felafel mix, then bake at 400 for about 30 mins. or until done. Ingredients in the felafel mix:

Fava beans, Garbanzo beans, spices, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, baking powder, dehydrated parsley, corn oil.


CyndiM
05-02-2011, 09:18 PM
I don't eat chicken but that sounds good.

ultimatebea
05-02-2011, 10:12 PM
That sounds AWESOME - PLEASE be adventurous and try it - them come make some at my house!!!


Usernametaken
05-02-2011, 10:20 PM
That sounds amazing, McK. You are officially challenged to try it and report back!

zeffryn
05-02-2011, 10:26 PM
Sounds super delicious. Try it!

torta del burro
05-03-2011, 01:48 AM
That does sound good!

Lexxiss
05-03-2011, 06:29 AM
That does sound good!

Mmckellen
05-03-2011, 07:18 AM
I am making it tonight!!! I will definitely report back. I guess I'm a bit concerned about dryness, but what the heck. Stay tuned for a full report.

KicknKnit
05-03-2011, 11:44 AM
I am making it tonight!!! I will definitely report back. I guess I'm a bit concerned about dryness, but what the heck. Stay tuned for a full report.


I have done this in the past (http://www.kicknknit.com/2008/01/23/falafel-chicken-and-homemade-tzatziki-sauce/), before I found SBD but I've not been able to find a falafel mix that doesn't have potatoes or potato starch in it. Of course, the amounts are small... so I think it's really a personal choice.

This is from Near East
Defatted Wheat Germ, Garbanzo Beans, Fava Beans, Soy Protein Concentrate, Potato Flour, Structured Soy Flour, Salt, Spices, Onion (Dried), Garlic (Dried), Parsley (Dried).

And Fantastic Foods:
Garbanzo Beans, Yellow Peas, green Peas, Dehydrated Vegetables (Onions, potatoes, garlic), Spices, Sea Salt, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Soy Sauce Powder (Wheat, soybeans, salt), Sodium Bicarbonate, Yeast Extract, Natural Flavor.

I have taken to making my own falafel mix (http://www.kicknknit.com/2011/04/17/gluten-free-falafel/), but it's fresh (not dehydrated) so I've not tried "breading" anything with it.

Mmckellen
05-03-2011, 04:01 PM
My mix does not have potatoes or potato flour in it. It is "Sahadi" brand. Sahadi's is a store in my neighborhood (not a chain) so it is their house brand, but they do have a website so you could buy it online I guess.

KicknKnit
05-03-2011, 04:06 PM
My mix does not have potatoes or potato flour in it. It is "Sahadi" brand. Sahadi's is a store in my neighborhood (not a chain) so it is their house brand, but they do have a website so you could buy it online I guess.

That is AWESOME! I'll have to check it out.. thank you!

geoblewis
05-03-2011, 05:23 PM
I'm allergic to the soy flour in the mixes. I've pulverized dried garbanzo beans in the food processor and mixed it with herbs/spices for the same effect. And I used it to coat sliced zucchini. Get the larger zucchini, slice lengthwise into 1/4" thickness. I brush with olive oil, but egg whites would also do the trick. Then coat the slices. I broil them in the oven till golden. Yummy! It would also work with eggplant slices.

Mmckellen
05-03-2011, 08:12 PM
I'm eating what I made right now. Essentially I mixed an egg with mustard, dipped the chicken in it, dipped it in the felafel mix, sprayed with cooking spray, then baked at 400 for about 30 minutes. It is a little dry but not too bad, although I won't say it's a low cal meal (I'm currently dipping the chicken in TJ's Goddess dressing). I will probably make this again!

zeffryn
05-03-2011, 09:00 PM
what about marinating the meat before breading? say in italian or greek vinaigrette?

Mmckellen
05-03-2011, 09:53 PM
I am sure you could do that or I was even thinking buttermilk marinade. I also think I made the felafel coating a little too thick. Next time I will try marinading it and also using a little less felafel. It was VERY filling and my husband loved it.

fozentusic
05-03-2011, 10:42 PM
Oh, I'm so intrigued. It sounds delicious!!

Usernametaken
05-03-2011, 11:09 PM
If you want to stay with the falafelly flavors, a yogurt and lemon juice marinade could work. Love yogurt marinades!

AngelD
05-04-2011, 03:07 PM
That sounds quite nice. I might try it next time I have some chicken.

Something like salsa might be a nice with it.

asphyxia63
05-05-2011, 02:04 PM
If you want to stay with the falafelly flavors, a yogurt and lemon juice marinade could work. Love yogurt marinades!

That sounds amazing! I wish I could find a falafel mix that didn't contain potato or wheat flour... i checked all the grocery stores and theres about 4 brands i saw and none of them worked! there aren't many middle eastern markets around here but that's my next step. i love falafel and never thought of using it for breading. its genious!