A well thought out themed or chic mshaloch manos does not always have to lean towards candy and cakes. The mitzvah of mshaloch manos and giving this gift of food is truly for the purpose of bringing something edible for the seudah that will be eaten that day. With this mitzvah in mind, here are some great themed and trendy food mshaloch manos ideas that can easily be eaten at the seudah table.
Pop Corn Chicken
One of my favorite Shaloch Manos that I get every year is from my neighbor who owns a deli. Their delicious but simple deli sandwich with a juicy pickle hits the spot when you have been up since the crack of dawn prepping your many mshloch manos for delivery and hadn’t had a chance to eat real food till that moment. With this idea in mind, I thought of this popcorn chicken idea. Simple great delicious chicken bites that you literally can POP in your mouth the second you get them. Served in these great $1 containers I found in Target, these delicious bites make simple fun mshaloch manos and are great as an appetizer for any meal.
Tip: you can make these spicy and serve them with a great dipping sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
1 cup flour
2 cups Panko or cornflake crumbs
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. smoked paprika
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9×13 roasting pan.
Cut chicken cutlets into bite size pieces. Mix all spices with the crumbs. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, then egg and coat in crumbs. Place in the pan in a single layer. Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.