Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Barefoot Bloggers - Parmesan Chicken

This time for the Barefoot Bloggers, Parmesan Chicken was chosen. It was delicious! It was chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures. Thanks Megan! We now have another way to fix chicken in our rotation at our house! I served the chicken with a zucchini gratin and steamed broccoli.

Parmesan Chicken 2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Page 82, All Rights Reserved

4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 3 gigantic ones)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
Unsalted butter
Good olive oil
Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry (I didn't do the salad on top)
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows (I didn't need the dressing, as I did not serve the salad)

Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick. You can use either a meat mallet or a rolling pin.
Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate.
On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water.
On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan.
Coat the chicken breasts on both sides with the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture and dredge both sides in the bread-crumb mixture, pressing lightly.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saute pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts.
Toss the salad greens with lemon vinaigrette. Place a mound of salad on each hot chicken breast. Serve with extra grated Parmesan.Lemon Vinaigrette:1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)1/2 cup good olive oil1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperIn a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.Yield: 6 servings

***Sorry for the poor pictures, we were really hungry and didn't have time to make everything pretty***


Lisa Thibault said...

Mmmm. The gratin is a fabulous side. This is a delicious recipe and worthy of regular rotation.

Liliana said...

Looks so good paired off with the zucchini (one of my fav vegetables) and steamed broccoli!

Prudy said...

Chicken looks fab but what I really want is the zucchini. It looks wonderful.

Debinhawaii said...

Great job with the recipe and i had to wipe the drool off the keyboard from the gratin!

Bruce said...

I found some similarities between your site and this site:

Do you see them?

Janna said...

I joined BB too and wanted to say hi.
I'm glad I did. I am totally gonna try that zucchini recipe! YUM!

Mirabelle said...

Thanks for writing this.