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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 391.6
  • Total Fat: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 144.7 mg
  • Sodium: 466.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 59.3 g

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Tender Breaded Chicken Breasts

Submitted by: SLIMDUCK

Introduction

This is one of my family's all-time favorites. It tastes more like tender veal than chicken. For an even healthier version, omit the butter and use your favorite health-conscious oil. This is one of my family's all-time favorites. It tastes more like tender veal than chicken. For an even healthier version, omit the butter and use your favorite health-conscious oil.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 eggs, whites only
    Seasoned bread crumbs (enough to coat the chicken)
    Olive oil and butter for pan frying (about 1 tbsp each ... you can substitute)
    2 lemons, quartered (this takes the chicken from good to great!)

Directions

Makes 4+ servings.

(1) Trim raw, thawed chicken breasts of visible fat. Wrap each breast in cling wrap and pound until half the original thickness. You can use the flat side of a meat pounder or the bottom of a small skillet. The saran wrap is just to keep things from getting too messy.
(2) Lightly beat egg whites in a shallow bowl until just frothy. You don't need a mixer for this. A fork or whisk will do.
(3) Pour bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl or plate.
(4) Dip each breast first in the egg whites and then in the bread crumbs to coat. Then place on a clean plate.
(5) Heat the butter/oil (or just oil if that's your preference) in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
(6) Pan fry the chicken breasts until cooked through, but don't overcook.
(7) Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with lemon wedges. The lemon juice really makes all the difference!


A good side dish pairing is rice pilaf and/or a lemony romaine lettuce salad.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLIMDUCK.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Everyone in my family loved it! This is a keeper, the chicken was so tender :) - 5/12/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good. Easy and the whole family enjoyed it.
    I would definately make it again. - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Everyone in the family enjoyed this recipe! Thanks! - 1/26/09

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