These are just a few of the words that popped into my head as I was scarfing my way through bags of popchips as I sat on a plane in San Francisco preparing to fly cross country back to my safe haven of suburbia.
I had just attended BlogHer Food 2010 and was in no way prepared for the multitude of fantastic people, phenomenal food, plethora of information and bags of swag that I would be encountering.
I mean, wow.
I hadn’t slept in over 24 hours, I had enough adrenaline pumping through my veins to fuel the plane in which I sat and I had just been forced to walk about 5 miles (most of which was outside AND it was 4:00 a.m. AND pitch black) just to get to my correct terminal.
Which reminds me that I need to fire my secretary a.s.a.p.
Needless to say, by the time my fanny hit the seat in that plane I was ready to have a meltdown. I knew that I’d feel much better after some breakfast and a little nap. I patiently waited for breakfast to be served and then quickly realized that, um there would be no breakfast. And I was facing about 10 hours of travel, 2 plane changes, one time change and I had packed all of my swag on my bag that was now so nicely stowed beneath the plane.
Through a blur of sweat and tears, I frantically dug in my bag to find, something, anything, a piece of gum, a lone lifesaver specked with mystery fuzz. I didn’t care. I needed some nourishment and I needed it now.
It was then that I saw them, tucked neatly and placed to the side of my bag as to not get crushed, 3 bags of popchips <insert angelic music with parting clouds here>. Now I remember…I had decided to put the popchips in my bag because they were light and would be a perfect snack.
Note to self, don’t fire my secretary. I guess that I’m o.k. after all.
If I had a video of the glee and elation that I experienced while eating all three of those delicious bags of popchips while on that plane…
well, I probably couldn’t share it with you because it would be too embarrassing but let’s just say I was mighty happy.
Once I got home the nice people of popchips asked me if I’d like to do a review & a giveaway. Are you kidding me? OF COURSE! These light & crunchy, packed with flavor, low fat little rounds of heaven needed to be passed on to my readers. Not to mention, my poor family with whom I had already shared my life and death story and then sheepishly had to admit that no, they couldn’t sample these incredible chips that had saved my life because they were…all gone.
The minute I received this oh-so-fun-box and POPPED it open, I knew just what I had to do.
I had to make a meal out of these little yummies for my whole family to enjoy.
And boy did they.
Now you can too.
Without further adieu, I give popchip-alicious encrusted BBQ chicken to you.
These would be the supporting characters…flour, BBQ seasoning, an egg, and chicken breasts.
And but of course, the star of the show…BBQ popchips.
The first thing you’ll want to do is pour your bag of popchips into a zip lock bag, seal it, and roll the popchips with a rolling pin. Now make sure to smush them up into small pieces, small enough to easily stick to the chicken without turning into mush.
Now it’s time to put your assembly line together. Pour about 1 cup of flour onto a plate and add about 1/4 cup of BBQ seasonings and mix well with a fork.
Next grab a second plate (preferably with a lip) for the egg that’s been lightly beaten and then a third plate for your smushed popchips.
This is what your assembly line should look like…
Now the fun begins.
Grab your chicken breast and cover it with the flour mixture,
don’t forget to cover the other side.
Next, pop I mean, plop the chicken ever so gently, into the egg, on both sides…
then joyfully smather the chicken with the popchips.
Make sure to get plenty of the crunchy yummy little pieces all over the chicken until the chicken is literally popping with popchips.
Cheesy I know, but I couldn’t resist.
Next place the popchip-alicious encrusted chicken breasts onto a baking sheet…
and POP them into the oven…
and then into your mouth.
Repeat as necessary.
Wishing you popchip-alicious days and POP-tacular nights,
Here’s the recipe…and be sure not to miss the GIVEAWAY below!
Popchip-alicious Encrusted BBQ Chicken
Here’s what you’ll need:
- four chicken breasts
- 1 cup flour
- 1 bag popchips
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup BBQ seasoning
- 1 large zip lock bag
Here’s what you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 375º. Next, pat your chicken breasts with a paper towel until dry, set aside. Pour your bag of BBQ popchips into a large zip lock bag and roll over popchips with rolling pin until smashed into small pieces. Then on a small plate, mix 1 cup of flour with 1/4 of BBQ seasonings, on a second small plate beat your egg and lastly on a third plate, pour the smashed popchips that will become the delicious crust. You are ready to begin the assembly process. First, cover both side a chicken breast with the flour mixture, then dip in egg and finally cover generously in the smashed popchips. Repeat the process until you’ve covered each chicken breast. Bake the encrusted chicken on a baking sheet for 30-45 minutes depending on thickness of chicken and until chicken is cooked through.
O.k. now here’s your chance to win a POP-tacular case of assorted popchips for yourself!
You get 2, yes I said TWO chances to win!
1. Leave me a comment below telling me what you would do with a case of popchips if YOU win! Would you share them? Hide them for yourself? Create your own recipe?
2. Go to popchips facebook page and “like” them and then post a comment on their wall telling them about this giveaway here at Wenderly.com and then come back here and tell me that you did.
Giveaway begins today Friday December 3, 2010 and ends Friday December 10, 2010 at Midnight EST. 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced in the morning on Saturday December 11, 2010.
Happy Snacking all and good luck!
I would like to thank the POP-tabulous people at popchips for sending me the oh-so-fun case of popchips and for supplying another one for one of YOU lucky readers! I must mention that this contest is only open to U.S. residents. Sorry to my Canadian friends.
****************WE HAVE A WINNER*******************
The time has come to announce the winner of the popchips case! We have one lucky winner….
Are you ready?
The winner is…..
Rachel who said,
“I would scarf the whole box down because I love PopChips that much! No really – I’d love to try encrusting them in tofu, similar to your technique for a unique way of flavoring!!”
Rachel I will be contacting you about your prize details via email!
A BIG thanks to all who participated in The popchips giveaway this week!