Friday, April 25, 2014

Amazing Lemon Chicken

That's right amazing. The original title is Easy Lemon Chicken. Yes it is easy. Very easy. But the taste was amazing. Chris said this was the most delicious Chicken Cutlet he has ever had. Adding the lemon zest to the bread crumbs is brilliant. I added oregano, salt and pepper to the bread crumbs because I used plain instead of Italian flavored. The recipe is from the Darn Delicious blog. Visit the blog because there are a lot of delicious recipes there.

Easy Lemon Chicken

Ingredients -
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
Zest of 2 lemons, plus more, for garnish
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets, cut crosswise in half
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten

Instructions -
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs and lemon zest; set aside.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in bread crumbs mixture, pressing to coat.
Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 2 or 3 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve immediately, garnished with lemon zest, if desired.

Side dishes were Roasted Potatoes and a Green Bean Salad, a hint of summer.

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