Lemon Basil Chicken

3
Tammie Gearhart

By
@TinkerBell01

We love chicken, lemon, and basil, so I put them all together in this easy dish. It only looks difficult!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

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4
chicken breast filets
2-3
lemons - zest and juice
3
eggs
1 can(s)
plain panko crumbs
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
finely chopped basil - i do this last, so it doesn't turn black
1 qt
chicken stock
canola oil for cooking
1/4 c
white zinfandel wine

How to Make Lemon Basil Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pound chicken to 1/4" thickness.
    Zest and juice lemons
  • 2Assemble a breading station: use pie plates or breading trays.
    Flour in one, beaten eggs in second, crumbs in third.
  • 3In heavy non-stick skillet heat oil over low heat while you chop basil.
    Reserve 1/2 C basil for sauce.
    Add basil and lemon zest to panko crumbs. Stir with a fork to combine.
  • 4Bring oil to medium - medium high heat.
    Bread chicken while oil heats. Flour chicken, dip in egg, and coat with crumbs. Save flour for sauce.
    Brown chicken on both sides - don't crowd the pan! Save about 2 Tbsp of cooking oil.
    Place chicken on a cooling rack over a sheet pan. This keeps chicken out of oil and allows heat to circulate and keep crisp.
    Bake at 325 degrees 20 minutes - until chicken is cooked through.
  • 5While chicken is in the oven, make sauce.
    In the same skillet, with reserved oil, heat, add enough left over flour to make a roux.
  • 6Deglaze pan with wine and lemon juice, whisking constantly, add enough of the chicken stock to make a sauce that isn't too heavy.
    At this point, check sauce for seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste. I wait until this point to taste for salt because of the stock.
  • 7Just before serving, add remaining basil to sauce. Sauce chicken on the plate.
    I serve this with asparagus - steamed, grilled, or roasted, and rice or pasta. Brown rice and quinoa shells are favorites.
    YUM!!!

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Course/Dish: Chicken




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