an old favoritePosted: February 23, 2017
I have been making this dish for many decades. My first wife Ruth, who died suddenly in 1989, introduced me to the basic concept. In fact, I think that I requested she make it so often that it sometimes irked her. But she made it anyway. How closely what she made resembled what I make today I can’t really say after all these years. But her dish was the basis of and inspiration for my current version. I make this dish on a regular basis, varying the spices and the form of bread crumbs that I use. Whatever the variation, Terry always seems to enjoy it.
Fried Breaded Chicken Breast
- boneless chicken breasts
- wheat germ
- bread crumbs
- olive oil
- spices: granulated onion, granulated garlic, cayenne or chili powder, Italian herbs, freshly ground black pepper
- If the chicken breasts are thick, slice horizontally and pound thin. Or buy thin chicken breasts.
- Mix the wheat germ and bread crumbs in a large plastic bag. If I have an old loaf of sourdough I like to dry out a slice and granulate it.
- Add the spices to the mixture and mix well.
- Add the chicken. Shake and coat.
- Add olive oil to a frying pan and heat.
- Cook the chicken on both sides until done.
Serve with Nice Rice (aka Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild, original recipe).