Oven-Crusted Chicken Breast

AuthorAwan
RatingDifficultyAdvanced
Oven-Crusted Chicken Breast
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients:

For chicken:
4 boneless, skinless chicken
breasts (3 oz each)
1 egg white (or substitute liquid
egg white)
1 C fat-free evaporated milk
1 C breadcrumbs
¼ C rolled oats, crushed; pulse a
few times in the food processor
or crush between fingers to
make smaller pieces
1 C whole-wheat flour
2 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
For salad:
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ Tbsp olive oil
4 C red leaf lettuce, rinsed and
dried
1 C cherry tomatoes, rinsed and
halved
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper

Method:

1 Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2 Place chicken in a freezer bag with the air squeezed
out, and pound each breast down to ½-inch thickness.
3 Combine the egg white and evaporated milk in a
bowl, and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the
breadcrumbs and crushed oats, and mix well.
4 Coat the chicken breasts in flour and shake off the excess. Dip the chicken breasts in the egg and milk mixture, and drain off the excess. Then dip the chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture to coat, and shake off the excess. After all chicken breasts have been
coated, discard any leftover breading mixture.
5 Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Stir fry the chicken over medium-high heat on one side until golden brown,
about 2–3 minutes. Turn carefully, and pan-fry the second side for an additional 2–3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan, and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil. Place on a baking sheet, and finish cooking in a 350 °F oven for about 5–8 minutes
(to a minimum internal temperature of 165 ºF).
6 For the salad, combine lemon juice and olive oil and mix well to make a dressing. Toss the lettuce leaves
and cherry tomatoes with the dressing, salt, and pepper.
7 Serve 1 cup salad with one piece of chicken

Ingredients

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Oven-Crusted Chicken Breast