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28 February 2013

Panko-Parmesan Crusted Chicken



Did you guys stop drooling from the Cake Batter Truffles I posted earlier ;) It was really popular on my personal Facebook page. Not shocking- I do not really know anyone who does not like cake batter or truffles! Speaking of Facebook- I would absolutely LOVE it if you take the minute to Like my Facebook Page :) The Cake Batter Truffles reminded me of innocent-little guilty pleasures. Do you have any of those? I thought- why not share some mine with you today- I guess to know the dork behind For the Love of Dessert a little more. So here goes my top 10-- no judging ;)

1. Watching Judge Judy and People's Court
2. Watching Bravo Reality Shows- ALL the Real Housewives (except New York) and Shah's of Sunset
3. I LOVE listening to Justin Bieber--and yes, I may be in my twenties
4. Eating cookie dough (half of my dough never makes it to becoming cookies)
5. Licking the bowl and spatula clean when I am done baking (especially brownie batter)
6. Romantic Comedies- in fact I YouTube the ending scenes of my favorite Romance Movies
7. Sleeping in past noon
8. Eating Nacho Cheese Fries from Del Taco
9. Social Networking (Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook)- I am addicted!
10. Impulse buys

Do you have any guilty pleasures! I would love to hear them- so I do not think I am too strange ;)

So I had already purchased Japanese Panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan Cheese for the Bobby Flay Vegetable Meatloaf. I wanted to find some other yummy recipes that would use those ingredients. I actually do this quite a bit- because when I menu plan- I like to find recipes with overlapping ingredients because it saves quite a bit of $. To do this- I simply Google the ingredients and see what comes up. When I Googled Panko and Parmesan- I found this absolutely delicious recipe for Panko-Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I decided to top it with some lemon-butter sauce- to add some moisture. This recipe was delicious! I must like crusted chicken breasts because it did remind me of the Ritz Chicken recipe I made.






PANKO-PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN
Adapted from My Life as a Mrs.

INGREDIENTS

Preheat Oven to 350F Degrees

CHICKEN
3 large chicken breasts
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. buttermilk or regular milk
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2 c. Japanese Panko breadcrumbs
1.5 c. grated Parmesan cheese

LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/3 c. chicken broth
1 tbsp. corn starch
4 tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 c. heavy cream or milk
Cilantro seasoning for garnish

DIRECTIONS

For Chicken: 
Cut chicken breasts into cutlets- meaning-- cut chicken breasts lengthwise (so the chicken breast is the same length but it is not as wide, kinda like deli style). Set aside on a plate. In a small, shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, and butter. Then in another, larger, shallow, dish combine Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Line baking pan with baking mat or aluminum foil. Set up as follows: chicken breasts, egg-milk mixture, Panko-Parmesan mixture, and baking mat (like an assembly line). This will help with crusting the chicken in a fast and efficient way. Take chicken cutlet and dip into the egg-milk mixture. Using one hand, take a piece of chicken and dip it into the egg-milk mixture, entirely submerging the chicken cutlet. Then place the chicken in the Panko-Parmesan mixture. Using your other hand, coat the chicken with the Panko and Parmesan. Place on baking tray. Repeat until all chicken cutlets are coated. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. 

For the sauce: 
While the chicken is baking- whisk together butter, olive oil, and chicken broth in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to simmer- and then add in corn starch. The best way to do this so you do not have lumps: in a small Tupperware container add 1 tsbp. of corn starch to 1-2 tbsp. of water and shake vigorously. The corn starch should dissolve. Add this slurry to butter sauce- and stir well- no corn starch lumps :) Mix in heavy cream and lemon juice into sauce and whisk until warmed. Serve over chicken. Garnish with cilantro seasoning.

I served the chicken with a side of veggies and some mash potatoes! Trust me- you will love this dinner :)

Enjoy,
Chika

2 comments :

  1. What temp do you cook it at?

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  2. Hi Anonymous! You preheat the oven to 350F degrees :) Let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks for stopping by!

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