Thursday, June 26, 2008

BB- Parmesan Chicken

This Barefoot Bloggers recipe, Parmesan Chicken, was chosen by Megan over at My Baking Adventures. This was easy, delicious, and definitely a crowd pleaser. My 6 year old son said "Mom, you're a genius!", after he took his first bite. Hey, that is enough for me. Now go check out everyone else's results by clicking on the BB link above.

Parmesan Chicken
2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, All Rights Reserved
4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 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
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows
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 oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Yield: 6 servings


Sarah said...

That is high praise! I was surprised how tasty the entire combo was...yours looks great!

*hannah* said...

Your pics are fabulous! Especially your cakes! They are just gorgeous;you are so talented!

Jess said...

What lovely pictures...your dish looks great.

Anonymous said...

Your pics are lovely. They look just like the ones on the FN website! Great job!

Prudy said...

All it takes is one good compliment and the dish is a keeper! Glad your six year old liked it. My kids loved it too. Your cake is so pretty, too BTW.

Anonymous said...

You cannot argue with a happy 6 year old. And to answer your question on my blog, I did use extra firm tofu. I turned up the heat a little when I cooked it but otherwise followed the recipe.

Christine said...

My five year old had two helpings! Great job beautiful pics!

Kenzie said...

What a great comment from your son!

Heather B said...

yum! It looks so tasty! Great job!