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Parmesan Chicken

An easy recipe for a weeknight meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 560 kcal
Author Ina Garten

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan plus extra for serving
  • Unsalted butter
  • Good olive oil
  • Salad greens for 6 washed and spun dry

For the 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
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Directions

  1. 1. Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick. You can use either a meat mallet or a rolling pin.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To make the Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 1054mg46%
Potassium 666mg19%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1185IU24%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.