If you're looking for a new chicken dinner to toss in the weeknight rotation this lemon butter chicken dish is calling your name.
Author: Sarah Ricci
Ingredients for the Parmesan Crusted Chicken
1.5lbs.chicken breast(about 2 large breasts)
1tbspolive oilto sautee
1/4tspground pepper to taste
Parmesan Breading Mixture
1cupparmesan cheese grated
Lemon Butter Sauce
8garlic cloves minced
1/4tspground black pepperto taste
1 bunchbasil(fresh, cut into ribbons)
1/2lemon(sliced in rounds for garnish) - optional
Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Using a meat mallet lightly pound chicken until even in thickness.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg mixture.
In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together the parmesan breading mixture.
Dip the chicken into the egg mixture first, then dredge the chicken into the parmesan mixture. Repeat this process with all your chicken.
In a large skillet or casserole pan, over medium heat, add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom. Once hot, add the chicken and cook about 4 minutes per side until golden brown and internal temperature is 165 F. Removed cooked chicken from pan and set aside.
In the same pan over low heat, melt the butter and garlic, cook until fragrant. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for about 2 minutes.
Add the cooked chicken back into the pan with the sauce, turning the breasts to coat them in sauce. Garnish with lots of fresh basil and lemon rounds (optional).
Serve this dish with a crusty loaf of bread to soak up all that lemon butter sauce! Enjoy!