6 bnls, sknls Chicken Breast
1 cup A/P flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 ¼ cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Good olive oil
Cut chicken breasts into 1” strips, pat dry w/ paper towels.
On one dinner plate, combine flour, salt, and pepper. On a second plate, beat the egg w/ 1 Tbsp. of water. On a third plate combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Cot the chicken on both sides w/ the flour, then dip into the egg, then into the bread crumbs, pressing lightly.
Heat 1 Tbsp of butter and 1 Tbsp. of oil in a large sauté pan on medium-low. Cook chicken in batches on both sides until cooked through. Chicken is done when meat is opaque and juices run clear. Add more butter and oil to cook remaining batches as needed. Sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top of cooked chicken to serve.
--Ina Garten, “Barefoot Contessa Family Style” cookbook
CHINESE CHICKEN WITH ALMONDS
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken meat
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil, optional
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 sticks celery, thinly slices
2 oz fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 oz frozen peas
1 cup chicken stock
2 tsp cornstarch
3 oz split, toasted almonds
Cut the meat into paper thin slices and salt. Heat the oils, add chicken and fry for about 5 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add the soy sauce and mix well.
Add celery, mushrooms, and peas, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch to a smooth paste with a little cold water, stir into the pan, bring to the boil, stirring all the time until slightly thickened.
Add the almonds and serve over steamed rice.