Barefoot Bloggers: Parmesan Chicken

Due to my power supply issues, unfortunately I’m a very belated Barefoot Blogger. Thankfully, that’s all resolved now. :) Thank you, everyone, for your patience. So, better late than never, here is my Parmesan Chicken:

Parmesan Chicken with Tortellini in Tomato Cream Sauce

I admit, I strayed from the recipe a bit, because I wasn’t feeling the salad with a lemon vinaigrette (although I’m sure it’s very good), and was more in the mood for pasta. I served it with some tortellini with homemade tomato cream sauce. The fact that there is no chicken left (even though there is just two of us) is a testament to how great this recipe is.

Without further delay, here’s the original recipe, salad intact.

Parmesan Chicken
recipe courtesy Ina Garten

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

3 thoughts on “Barefoot Bloggers: Parmesan Chicken

  1. so i just made these tonight after seeing this in my RSS feed. I had starred it and knew that today was going to be the day.

    these were absolutely DELICIOUS. the only thing i changed was seasoning my chicken as i thought they didn’t have enough flavor the first batch. and i also used parmigiano-reggiano cheese because i’m addicted to the stuff.

    otherwise, thank you for the wonderful inspiration. the family loved these and this DEFINITELY will go into rotation.

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