Friday, October 8, 2010

Breaded Garlic Chicken in Lemon Garlic Sauce

OK, first things first.  Ignore the amount of butter in this recipe and don't judge me too harshly when I tell you I actually doubled the butter when I made it. After you have agreed to ignore those key points proceed to making this recipe, devouring eating it, and hiding the leftovers in the refrigerator so your family doesn't get to them before you do!

Another recipe from Mel at My Kitchen Cafe that I don't have to say much about.  It is light and delicious.  The sauce is great with pasta or rice and pairs wonderfully with any vegetable you want.  I served our chicken over pasta noodles cooked in chicken broth and enjoyed every last bite.  My family can't wait to have it again!
Breaded Garlic Chicken in Lemon-Butter Sauce

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe who got it from one of her readers
*Mel's Note: if you prefer more sauce, since this makes a lighter, smaller amount of sauce, consider doubling the sauce ingredients.

**Cook's Note-I used chicken tenders instead and reduced the cooking times

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup seasoned flour (Flour, salt and pepper)
5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon parsley flakes or 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from about 1 lemon
3 eggs
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 tablespoons butter

Combine flour, salt and pepper.  In a shallow pie plate, beat the eggs until mixed and add the Parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

In a large skillet, melt one tablespoon butter and one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Let it begin to heat and sizzle while you prepare the chicken but be careful not to let the butter burn and turn brown.

Put the chicken pieces in  the seasoned flour, and coat both sides of the chicken in the flour. One by one, dip the chicken into the egg/Parmesan mixture. Place the chicken carefully in the skillet with the hot oil/butter. Repeat with the other chicken pieces. Let the chicken cook on the first side, without moving or flipping the chicken, for 1-2 minutes until a nice, golden crust has formed. Turn the chicken and let it continue to cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side until it is golden brown. The chicken will flip easiest if it has had time to sizzle and cook to form a nice crust.

Remove the chicken to a 9X13-inch pan. Set aside while you make the sauce.

In the same skillet that you browned the chicken, melt the remaining four tablespoons butter. Add the minced garlic, lemon juice, and parsley. Simmer the sauce for 1-2 minutes, stirring and scraping up any browned bits that were on the bottom of the skillet.

Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken breasts and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve over noodles or rice.

Total Cost $8.32 (with plenty of leftovers for hubby's lunch and mine too!)
Chicken Tenders $3.50
Flour $.08
Garlic $.20
Parsley $.09
Lemon $.50
Eggs $.57
Parmesan Cheese $1.00
Butter $1.50
Noodles $.88
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  1. I am passing no judgement here. I LOVE butter the REAL stuff! I love lemon garlic sauce one of my favorites. I have a lot of favorites.

  2. Thanks for the support my friend!

  3. My whole family, including my super-picky husband LOVED it! Served it with 'chicken-broth' noodles too... tasted great! Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Talktoannie23, I'm so glad your family enjoyed this recipe! Can't beat it when a picky eater likes a new recipe :)

  5. Yum! Thanks for supporting Food on friday: Garlic. Cheers