Crispy Parmesan Chicken and Basil Tomatoes

Description

We cannot get enough of this delicious recipe; it is simple, flavourful and reliable.  Reminiscent of schnitzel or kiev, but with an Italian twist.

Chicken Schnitzel with Tomatoes

Ingredients

4  
Chicken Breasts (Skinless)
1 tablespoon
Flour (to dust)
75 grams
Fresh White Breadcrumbs
50 grams
Parmesan (Finely Grated)
2  
Eggs (Beaten)
1 tablespoon
Olive Oil
1 tablespoon
Butter
6  
Tomatoes (Medium)
2 cloves
Garlic
1 bunch
Basil
1  
Lemon

Instructions

  1. Beat the chicken breasts flat with a rolling pin (or your hand) between two sheets of clingfilm.  They should be less than 1cm thick, but no thiner than 5mm.
  2. Dust with flour, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the breadcrumbs and parmesan in a good sized bowl.
  4. Dip the chicken in beaten egg.
  5. Place in the breadcrumb mixture and give a good coating.
  6. Heat Oil and Butter in a frying pan, and once foaming/sizzling throw in a chicken breast.
  7. Cook aggressively for 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden.
  8. Meanwhile, get those tomatoes cut in half and on a baking tray.  Top each tomato with a thin slice of garlic.
  9. A twist of salt and pepper on each of them.  A quick drizzle of olive oil for flavour.
  10. Then place under a very hot grill until they just start to blacken.
  11. Serve on the plate with torn basil leaves.
  12. I love the acidity of lemon juice against the soft tomatoes and crispy chicken; so give everyone two quarters of a lemon to squeeze.
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