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Repurposed Crumb Chicken with a Secret Ingredient

Hello! Thank you for bearing with me, I thought I was going to push out a post last week, at least one, and I just straight up didn’t. I was on holidays, I was enjoying my time, I had no creative inspo despite having drafts. I only like posting when I can post with intention and motivation and when it feels real – I never post just to post. SO, thanks for letting me take a break

Hitting it HARD this week with a triple post: Brussel Sprouts on Friday, Working Wellness Wednesday, and now my final repurposed recipe for October: Crumb Chicken (with a twist). This is based on my original C’Mon Crumb Chicken recipe. The original is yummy, but this one goes BEYOND


Repurposed Crumb Chicken

There's a twist with a secret ingredient – WORTH IT
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword American ingredients combined with Australian recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 very hungry people


  • 1 c. Goldfish Chopped into crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Onion Salt
  • 2 tsp. Italian Herbs
  • 500 g. Chicken Breast About 3 breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1/4 c. Flour


  • In a small bowl, add the onion salt, garlic powder, and mixed herbs to the goldfish crumbs. Set aside
  • On your countertop, spread out plastic wrap. Pour out goldfish crumbs and flour. Crack the 2 eggs into a small bowl. Dip chicken in order: flour, eggs, then goldfish crumbs
  • Preheat large pan to medium-high heat, spray or drizzle with olive oil
  • Take your strips, one or two at a time, and dip into the flour – then the eggs – then the goldfish crumbs. Place the strips into the preheated pan
  • Cook on either side for 8-10 minutes, until goldfish coating is crispy and darkish brown
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly before completely devouring
  • Enjoy!

The original recipe is based on an Aussie classic from Blake, this one takes Goldfish (which is an American treasure) and combines my two homes 😊 They are crunchy, with a little bit of cheesy flavour, and all the goodness

Added Zest:
  • If using an air fryer, spray down the air fryer and add the strips – evenly spaced. Cook for 30 minutes at 160° C (365° F)
  • Add paprika, salt and pepper to your flour before dipping for some extra flavour (the goldfish should be enough, but there’s always room for more)
  • You can also dip in buttermilk instead
  • This is a ‘healthier’ option – so I’m not really ‘frying’ them. You could do a deep fry though and they would taste just as yummy

Feels so good to be back! I promise I have 2 more posts already scheduled for next week. When work gets busy, I don’t get to be as creative but I am learning to make time (like I tell you readers all the time)! Make time for yourself and your hobbies and how you like to spend your time.

See ya on the gram.


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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