Monday, October 25, 2010

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Pan-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken

Pan Fried Lemon Chicken
Stop reading and start cooking. You absolutely must make this chicken dish. It is, by far, one of the best chicken dishes I have ever made. I've tried making lemon chicken before but somewhere along the cooking process the lemon flavor gets lost. Not with this dish. The lemon flavor is subtle but the chicken breathes the lemon flavor.

PS I'm sorry for sucking on the posting lately. I promise I'll be back to normal after next Wednesday!
Pan Fried Lemon Chicken

Pan-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken
Source: Elly Says Opa!
Serves 2

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 fat cloves garlic, peeled and slightly smashed
1 lemon, halved
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp. romano or parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. chopped rosemary
2 chicken breast halves, pounded to about 1/3 – 1/2″ thickness

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, about 7 minutes. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon, and keep the oil in the pan.

Zest half the lemon into a dish or bowl, and to it add the breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.

Crush the browned garlic cloves and whisk in a separate shallow bowl/dish along with the egg and juice from half the lemon.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, and then dredge into the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat the garlic oil over medium heat and once hot, add the chicken. Cook until done, about 2.5 minutes per side. Serve with slices or wedges of the remaining half lemon.

1 comment:

Elly said...

So glad you liked it! We actually have it on the menu this week :)