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Parmesan Chicken with Salad

Parmesan Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The farmers market is filled with so many goodies that it is hard to choose with to pick up. This weekend I made out pretty good. I picked up a basket full of red peppers, several baskets of tomatoes and a nice big bunch of basil. I made some pesto with the basil and I spent most of the weekend roasting the red peppers and slow roasting the tomatoes to freeze for coming months of winter. Despite the fact that it has cooled down a bit outside, having the oven on all weekend turned my place into a sauna and I was looking for a quick light meal. I had not had parmesan chicken in a while and it sounded like it would fit the bill perfectly. Parmesan chicken is simply fried chicken that is coated in bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. I really like the warm crispy chicken and the parmesan cheese adds both an amazing aroma and a lot of flavour. Serving it with a simple salad makes for a nice light meal on a warm day.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts (pounded thin)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 flour
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano
1 handful romaine lettuce
1 handful tomatoes, sliced
1 handful chickpeas
1 handful feta (crumbled)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 dash oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
2. Dredge the chicken in the flour.
3. Dip the chicken into the egg.
4. Dredge the chicken in the breadcrumbs and parmigiano reggiano.
5. Heat the oil in a pan.
6. Cook the chicken in the oil until golden brown on both sides, about 4-7 minutes per side.
7. Assemble salad.

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65 comments:

CECIL said...

This is weird! I just make some chicken with chickpeas for dinner too! Great minds think alike. :) I loveee chickpeas!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for farmers' market-inspired dishes!

Esi said...

This is one of my favorite fast ways to prepare chicken. I love it topped with a spinach salad and a lemon vinaigrette.

maybelle's mom said...

I love chickpeas in salad. Delicious.

Paula said...

That chicken looks wonderful with that salad. I bet the crunch of the coating added great texture! What really caught my attention, though, was the chick peas (garbanzo beans) in the salad. I LOVE putting those in my salad, and just did so yesterday!

Debbie said...

Great recipe and one of my favorites. Wonderful for any time of year....

Gloria (Canela) said...

Delicious salad Kevin so delicious! Gloria

Diana Evans said...

oh wow KEVIN!!! this looks amazing as alwaysssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

meeso said...

The salad looks awesome, and I'm always tempted by some feta cheese :)

Steph said...

Another amazing dinner!

Patsyk said...

Looks like a great meal!

lisa said...

Delicious! I've been thinking about eggplant parmesan--now I'm inspired!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What time should I be over for dinner - This looks great and I love the combination!!

Elra said...

Kevin,
I love the simplicity of this salad!

Manggy said...

Parmesan chicken works really well with tomatoes! Looks delicious!

redmenace said...

What perfect chicken! I also LOVE the farmer's market!

Cooking and the City said...

looks like you got lots of good stuff at the market! the chicken looks really tasty :-)

Cakebrain said...

The chicken looks mighty crispy and yummy!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'm going to try this with panko -- for some reason, I have at least three bags of it in my pantry at the moment!

Jan said...

Your parmesan chicken looks great, and that salad scrummy and delish.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This is just the kind of meal we like to have when the temperature rises. It was 95 degrees today! It looks great!

Rita said...

My husband loves this chicken, I make often for him. I don't even want to think about cold months yet...

Jaime said...

i love chicken parm - great idea converting it to a salad. you could make this even healthier by baking the chicken instead

Deb said...

That looks so scrummy Kevin. Crisp green salad, yum...I can't wait for summer to get to this part of the world.

Dee said...

Hmm... it has been too long since I've had parmesan chicken. Yours looks beautifully golden! And those chickpeas that many greedy eyes have spied are perfect in a salad.

Dolce said...

Your parmesan chicken looks so delicious, thanks for the recipe!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks delicious...and good idea about freezing the tomatoes :)

diva said...

gee. great looking chicken!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love this! And I love that you're freezing so much stuff to enjoy during the winter!

tigerfish said...

You mentioned farmer's market again *envy*

Nice salad with parmesan chicken :)

noobcook said...

Yum! coincidentally I just bought some parmesan cheese... Isn't farmers market the best place on earth? ;)

Jeanine said...

That chicken & salad look fantastic! Yum!

HoneyB said...

Kevin, you consistently make my mouth water! That looks terrific!

andreachiu said...

Yum! I'm definitely going to try this sometime soon. I've been trying to cook with less fat lately. Do you think the chicken would work if baked instead of fried?

Lisa said...

Aren't farmers markets the best? I am heading to one today. Nice dinner!

daphne said...

oh yum. It looks simple to prepare too. =)

Bellini Valli said...

Another delicious meal comes from the "Closet Cooking" kitchen:D

Prudy said...

What a gorgeous meal. Your chicken is browned to perfection.

Prudy said...

What a gorgeous meal. Your chicken is browned to perfection.

Passionate About Baking said...

Just perfect kevin...how does your chicken look so good & in shape? You make it sound so SIMPLE...I love the crust & this must have been delicious!

Pam said...

What a great combination of flavors. I love salads with crunchy chicken. I just made parmesan chicken recently and really loved it!

Marjie said...

I made chicken very similar to this in the last week or 2. I love the parmesan in the breading!

LyB said...

I know what you mean about the farmer's markets. I always mean to get just a few things and end up with my arms full of gorgeous fruits and veggies! That chicken sounds incredible, I'm so bookmarking this. :)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

wow this gotta be many people's fav!

cindy* said...

got to love parmesan + bread crumbs! this looks great kevin.

ttfn300 said...

simple and delish!

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

That's my kind of salad. That Parmesan Chicken looks perfect!!

Maria said...

Great looking salad. We are enjoying the market too! I never want the produce to go away! It is so good right now!

nicisme said...

Oh yum, one of my favs! Great salad too Kevin.

Bridgett said...

Looks delicious, once again Kevin. This is one of my favorite ways to make chicken, hands down.

Sylvia said...

I never made with Parmesan , just with bread crumbs.I 'll try next time. The salad really works weel with the chicken

Ben said...

This is my favorite time of the year too. The summer is gone, yay! I love your recipe for pamesan chicken.

Kevin said...

andreachiu: Baking it should work as well.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Is there anything I don't love about this dish? Serve me this and I'll be happy for the next week!

Deborah said...

What a perfect dinner!

vanpham said...

What a perfect dish! Nutritious and tasty!

Bobby said...

I love permesan Chicken, it's one of my favorite dishes. Yours looks amazing with a salad.

Jeanne said...

I love the sound of that chicken - defintely a great weeknight dinner. And I hear you on the markets at this time of year - an agony of choice!

lovefrom1stbite said...

That's very tasty looking salad. I'll try it & let you know the results!

The food blogger next door :)

Elle said...

I love chickpeas in my salad, don't you? The chicken looks perfect!

Jaime said...

delightful looking salad! i'd never think of have chicken parm w/salad but why not?

Yivinns said...

This meal was absolutely delicious. The perfect meal for summer when the dish is so light and refreshing! Thanks Kevin!

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight - it was delish! Very very simple and tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

Dina said...

Can I bake this instead of frying and instead of that other ingredient that I'd have to combine with the breadcrumbs, what can I use as substitute?

Kevin said...

Dina: Baking instead of frying would work. If you do not want to use the Parmesan you could go with a pecorino or an asiago.

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