Braden Family Cookbook

Chuck Braden

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CRUSTED CHICKEN                                 Basic 

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to to thick

Egg whites, egg beaters or enough whipped eggs to coat

Seasoned bread crumbs or panko to coat chicken (salt, pepper, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, grated parmesan cheese, etc.) See BREAD CRUMBS

1 TBSP olive oil 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees 

Coat chicken in egg.  Dredge chicken in bread crumbs.  Let dry on rack at room temperature so that crumbs set.  Sautee chicken in an oven proof pan over medium high heat until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes.  Flip chicken and place pan in the oven for 8 minutes, or until juices run clear when poked with a paring knife.