Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lemon and Basil Chicken

This breaded chicken recipe is moist and flavorful.  It's great for a nice cozy dinner for you and a friend.

Yield: 3 servings


Ingredients


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded romano cheese
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, flatened
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Extra lemon slices for garnish
  • Extra basil leaves for garnish

Directions


  1. Beat the egg and flour together until smooth.  Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs, romano cheese, basil, lemon zest, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Dredge each chicken breast in the egg mixture and let excess drip off.  Dredge through the bread crumbs and then cook in skillet until browned, about two minutes per side.
  5. Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet that's been lined with aluminum foil.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes.  Broil for the last minute.
  7. Top each breast with a lemon slice and basil leaf.  Serve hot.

Adapted from Cooking Classy.






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