Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Photo by Heather S.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    clove of garlic

  • 1

    lemon

  • 6

    plain crackers

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 4

    sprigs of fresh Italian parsley

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2

    heaped tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1

    large egg, preferably free-range or organic

  • 2

    skinless chicken breast fillets, preferably free-range or organic

  • olive oil

Directions

To prepare your chicken: Peel the garlic and zest the lemon • Put your crackers into a food processor with the butter, garlic, parsley sprigs, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper • Whiz until the mixture is very fine, then pour these crumbs on to a plate • Sprinkle the flour on to a second plate • Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat with a fork • Lightly score the underside of the chicken breasts • Put a square of plastic wrap over each one and bash a few times with the bottom of a pan until the breasts flatten out a bit • Dip the chicken into the flour until both sides are completely coated, then dip into the egg and finally into the flavored crumbs • Push the crumbs on to the chicken breasts so they stick — you want the meat to be totally coated To cook your chicken: You can either bake or fry the chicken • If baking, preheat your oven to its highest temperature (475°), place your chicken on a sheet pan, and cook for 15 minutes • If frying, put a frying pan on a medium heat, add a few good lugs of olive oil, and cook the chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through, golden, and crisp To serve your chicken: Either serve the chicken breasts whole, or cut them into strips and pile them on a plate • Beautiful and simple served with a lemon wedge for squeezing over, and a tiny sprinkling of salt • Great with a lovely fresh salad or simply dressed veggies


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