Friday, March 4, 2011

Breaded Chicken

I love breaded chicken! Of course, the deep fried version is my favorite but the skillet fried version is a close second. Then again, skillet fried being healthier maybe we should bump it up to numero uno. What do you say?

Breaded Chicken

This recipe is inspired by 'barefoot contessa.' Recently, I saw her on TV featuring zesty lemon breaded chicken. It looked terrific, and seeing that it was skillet fried I decided to give it a whirl myself. Not disappointed at all, and will definitely keep making it with or without lemon zest.

Breaded Chicken

Having not used any lemon zest, I made a lemon vinaigrette with juice of one lemon and double the quantity of extra virgin olive oil. Spice up the vinaigrette with freshly ground black pepper, and a shallot or two, and you have a fantastic dinner.

Breaded Chicken

Ingredients:

Chicken Breast - 3
All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Parmesan Cheese - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tspn
Pepper - generous amount
Egg - 1
Cajun Spice - 1/2 tspn
Butter - for skillet frying
Olive oil - for frying

Method:

1. Take each chicken breast in a zip lock bag and without closing it pound the chicken with a mallet or rolling pin
2. Mix flour, Cajun spice, salt and pepper and keep it in a dinner plate
3. In another plate take bread flour and parmesan cheese
4. Beat one egg in a bowl in which you can dip the chicken breast
5. Coat each chicken breast in the flour mixture followed by the egg and lastly coat it with the bread crumbs.
6. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet and fry the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side

Contributor: Sunitha
Inspired by Barefoot Contessa's recipe

31 comments:

  1. yummy chicken dish with lovely presentation....mouthwatering...

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  2. Simple Easy n Lovely Recipe..
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  3. Adipoli chicken dear,looks so inviting and superb presentation

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  4. Looks yumm, I love the crispy outer layer.

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  5. oh, I love parmesan chicken and this looks tender and delicious!

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  6. thats a neat recipe..shall try it soon

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  7. First time here...Its a lovely space...Chicken looks so delicious....glad to follow you...
    FunWidFud

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  8. the chicken looks very tempting ...nice click too...love the greens on the top...looks delish!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  9. adipoli chicken recipe, nice click too.

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  10. yumm, you are right its one of the best things :) nice and crispy coating :)

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  11. Excellent pics of breaded chicken. You truly have made it look very tempting. Must have tasted yummy as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. chicken looks so yummyyy !!!!!!!it's a very simple yet superb recipe

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  13. i am feeling very hungry now..yummy

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  14. Looks delicious and making me hungry too , u have a lovely weekend:)

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  15. barefoot contessa has so many great meals!

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  16. wow thats soooo easy yet a great delicacy

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  17. Omg, such an inviting breaded chicken,can have it rite now..

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  18. Yummy, looks wonderful and tempting!

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  19. Fresh clicks , Sounds and looks very interesting

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  20. Me too, I love breaded chicken, esp the deep-fried ones :) I bet your shallow-fried one tasted as good as it looks! Beautiful shots!

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  21. Yummy yumm..Great pictures, Sunitha :)

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  22. Lovely yaar , what a great pic:)

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  23. Yummy breaded chicken, great pics..Recipe sounds very simple, will surely try it sometime..

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  24. I don't care much for other stuff if I have these,super yummy.

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  25. Chicken looks so delicious...wonderful clicks...

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  26. yeah i saw this last week Ina's show..this looks so yummy..beautiful pics as always...

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  27. I love a good skillet fried chicken recipe, this one sounds so yummy! Beautiful photos too:)

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  28. I am a big fan of chicken recipes...This luks so yum...Happy to see its shallow fried chicken.

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  29. Looks great. I too made breaded chicken some time back but I spiced it up heavily :-)

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