Barefoot Bloggers – Parmesan Chicken

by Jessica on June 26, 2008

This week’s Barefoot Bloggers recipe, chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures, was fabulous!! So easy and very tasty – just perfect for a weeknight meal. I left out the salad greens and vinaigrette, but next time I make this, I’ll definitely try them!

Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken
Source: Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten

4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 tbsp water
1-1/4 c seasoned dry bread crumbs (I used Panko bread crumbs and added garlic & Parmesan to those)
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
Unsalted butter
Good olive oil
Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry (omitted)
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows (omitted)

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.

Parmesan Chicken 2

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber June 26, 2008 at 7:53 am

Yummy, it looks delicious. I am always looking for new ways to make chicken. I’ll have to give this a try.

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2 BMK June 26, 2008 at 7:56 am

This was a great recipe! You should definitely try it with the greens and vinaigrette. The corn on the side was a good idea. I was having trouble thinking of side dishes.

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3 smellslikehome June 26, 2008 at 8:45 am

looks great! you must try the greens with the lemon vinaigrette next time – SO good!!

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4 Jessica June 26, 2008 at 9:16 am

Looks delicious!

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5 bethany June 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

Looks great! I agree, you must try the greens next time ­čÖé

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6 amanda June 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

Looks wonderful.

I also left the salad off. I just wanted the yummy chicken!

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7 Amy (Sing for your supper) June 26, 2008 at 10:12 am

Looks pretty good!!!

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8 Christine June 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Definitely try it with the greens next time! Looks really good!

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9 Erin June 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm

The chicken looks so yummy. I just love your header and can’t get over it every time I come back.

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10 Heather B June 27, 2008 at 11:49 am

Great job! It looks so tasty!

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11 Janna from Honeyed Hashette June 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm

I joined BB too and just wanted to say hi.
That Danish Bread all the TWD peeps are making looks great! I think I am going to have to try it.

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12 Janna from Honeyed Hashette June 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm

I meant Daring Bakers. Whoops.

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