The Shady Porch: Crunchy Garlic Chicken

10.14.2011

Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Garlic...some love it...some, not so much. We love it! First, for the flavor it adds and, secondly, due to its health benefits. Garlic has been used as a medicine for ages. Today, research says it helps prevent hardening of the arteries and helps boost the immune system. If I run across a new recipe that has garlic, I'm probably adding it to my 'want to make this' list. 
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I ran across a Jamie Oliver (Naked Chef) recipe called Crunchy Garlic Chicken and ding-ding, I had my dinner planned! I did make it my own by tweaking it some, so the recipe I'm giving here is as I prepared it.

Crunchy Garlic Chicken

5 medium cloves of garlic (the original recipe called for 1 clove)
1 cup panko crumbs
2 T. butter
2 t. parsley
2 T. flour
2 eggs
3 skinless chicken breast fillets
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat your oven at the 475 degrees.

Peel your garlic (check out this great tip...Peel Garlic in 10 seconds) and put them in a food processor with the butter, panko crumbs, salt, pepper, parsley. Whiz (a Jamie Oliver word) until the mixture becomes very fine, then pour the crumbs onto a plate.

Take a second plate and put the flour on it. Crack the eggs into a bowl large enough to dip the chicken in, then beat with a fork.

Place a chicken breast in a large ziploc bag or cover with plastic wrap and bash (another Jamie word....I just love his British accent!) out the breast to flatten it a bit; you can use a meat hammer or the bottom of a heavy skillet.

Now dip the breast in the flour to cover on both sides, then dip into the egg and finally into the flavored panko crumbs. Get the breasts totally coated. Repeat until all breasts are coated.

Place your chicken breasts on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes, check for doneness (165-170 degrees).

To serve the chicken - cut each breast into strips and pile them on the plate. We served ours with mashed potatoes and steamed mixed veggies and cheese sauce. 

Here's one review I received regarding this meal...OMGosh, that's like eating at a restaurant! 

...And that makes this cook happy! 

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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.