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Chicken Flattened and Breaded with Lemon and Sage

Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Chicken breaded and seasoned with lemon and sage makes a simple and delicious dinner.

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 4 large skinless boneless chicken breast halves, 7oz (200g) each
  • 1 cup toasted homemade bread crumbs (from 3-4 slices firm white bread)
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Sandwich the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or the side of a rolling pin until very thin and evenly flattened. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the bread crumbs and lemon zest in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Mix together, then turn out onto a plate. Now put the flour on another plate, and the beaten egg onto yet another. Coat the chicken first in the flour, then the egg, and finally in the bread crumbs.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan over high heat. Cook the chicken two pieces at a time for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until golden. Add oil as needed. Transfer to a warm platter. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, and mix in the sage. Scrape the mixture over the chicken and serve hot, with a mixed salad.
  • Cheat...If you don't want to make your own, you can buy ready-made dried bread crumbs, and store them until required.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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