Breadcrumbed Chicken

Today I wanted to share this recipe for breaded chicken, it’s another one of our favourite dishes to make. This recipe uses buttermilk which makes the chicken really moist and delicious. Seriously once you’ve tasted this you’ll want to make it all the time, it easily beats shop bought breaded chicken.

Ingredients for 2 people:
2 chicken breasts
1 cup of buttermilk
1 egg

First cut the chicken breasts into strips, (or buy goujons style chicken to start with) then place in a bowl and cover in buttermilk, leave this to soak for about 30 minutes.

Once the half an hour is up, get yourself a couple of bowls, fill one with the egg (beaten) and one with the breadcrumbs.

Next take the buttermilk soaked chicken and place in the egg, before rolling in the breadcrumbs. Do this for all the chicken.

Finally cook the chicken, just pop under the grill for about 5 minutes on either side, cutting to check it’s all cooked through before serving.

Breaded chicken is such a flexible dish and there’s just so many ways to turn it into a full meal, here are a couple of ways we serve it:

  • In warmed ciabatta with slices of beef tomatoes and mozzarella with a bit of pepper and basil – this is normal a meal we have when watching the football as it’s so quick and easy.
  • Add to some cooked pasta with veg and fresh pesto
  • Serve as an appetiser with pots of sweet chilli sauce
  • Or in a colourful summer salad. Simply toss mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, sliced peppers, grated carrot, chunks of (smelly) blue cheese and slices of warm pitta bread. Honestly this breaded chicken salad is one of our favourite meals and a staple during the summer months.

However you decide to eat it, I hope you enjoy it.



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