Parmesan Chicken

Isn’t it funny how there seems to be a strong correlation between the amount of pictures taken and how many drinks I have?

The more drinks I have, the less photos I take.

This is why the photos for this recipe pretty much suck. That and the interesting glow that seems to radiate from my brother’s kitchen. All the spilled booze on the floors and counters has an interesting light effect.

But don’t worry folks; the dish itself is a major crowd pleaser. Unless you drop it on the floor.

There is nothing fancy about this dish. It is basic and has few ingredients but is undeniably delicious. It is a perfect date night dish. You can make it together and get a little messy. I would love to say I made this for a date, but alas, I did not.

Just a bunch of dudes.

I don’t have time for a date. I’m just looking for someone to wash my dishes. I am currently accepting applications.

You will need…

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 extra large eggs

1 ¼ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs (sometimes I use garlic cheese croutons crushed up for more flavor)

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

Start by pounding the chicken breasts until they are ¼ inch thick. You can use a meat mallet, a rolling pin or the edge of a plastic plate. If you do not pound the chicken thin, the outside will be burnt while the inside is raw.

Combine the flour, salt and pepper on a large plate.

On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water.

On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs and ½ cup of cheese.

Dredge the chicken by first coating it from the flour plate.

Followed by the egg plate.

Finally, cover it with the cheese and crumb mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon each of the oil and butter in a large pan and cook 2 chicken breasts over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side until cooked through. Don’t be scared to cut into a piece to make sure it is done. If it is pink at all, it needs more time. When the first two are done cook the remaining chicken 2 at a time, making sure to add more oil and butter each time you have new chicken. Serve with a nice side salad. And lots of smooches if you have a date with you. No smooches if it’s for a bunch of dudes.

Love and Beer Floats