Do you know what panko is?
Panko is a variety of bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating for fried foods. Panko is made from bread without crusts, thus it has a crisper, airier texture than most types of breading found in Western cuisine.
Now, I have never cooked with panko breadcrumbs, but have always wanted to try....now here's my chance! See what a little wandering about on food blogs will get ya?
On to dinner last night. I needed to use up some flour tortillas and I had made a batch of my Snob Salsa, so I threw together Taco Lasagna. Here it goes!
1 pkg. flour or corn tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
Fat Free re fried beans
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
Cook chicken in boiling water, or in oven, whichever you prefer. Once cooled, shred with a fork, mix with some of the salsa and set aside. Spread 1/2 c. of salsa in bottom of 8x8 baking pan. Begin layering like lasagna - tortilla, re fried beans, chicken, salsa, cheese, and so on, until you've reached the top of the pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Serve with a side of Mexican rice (1 cup of brown rice to 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup salsa - cook as directed).
This is great dish to throw together the day before and keep in the fridge overnight, or even if you need a dish to take to a loved one. Serve with whatever toppings your heart desires - sour cream, lettuce, tomato, crushed tortilla chips (my favorite!), etc.
So, that was my night. Later....little man feel asleep in my arms as I was walking around the house picking stuff up.
Don't you wish you could just fall asleep anywhere?