Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Epicure: Panko-Crusted Chicken

I have to give my mom all the glory for introducing me to this Panko-Crusted Chicken recipe [if I don't she'll kill me..lol]. This no frills recipe requires minimal ingredients and a basic knowledge on how to navigate your way through the kitchen. If you can add oil to a skillet and brown meat, there's no way to foul this one up! The addition of Panko breadcrumbs versus traditional yields more of a light, flaky, and slightly crispy outer crust you're sure to love. Panko breadcrumbs are readily available in the Asian or "ethnic" isle of your local grocery store.

I recommend using fresh Basil for this recipe because it makes for more of a rich, earthy flavor. 

Panko-Crusted Chicken [Adapted from Mom]
Can of Coconut Milk
4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt & Pepper to taste
5 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup chopped Basil
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs

  • Soak chicken overnight in 13 oz of Coconut Milk [one can will do]
  • After 24 hours has elapsed, remove chicken from Coconut Milk and pat dry with clean paper towel
  • Season chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Add egg whites to a small bowl and toss in the fresh basil. Mix well
  • Coat each piece of chicken in egg white mixture and set aside
  • Dredge chicken in Panko crumb mixture until well-coated 
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heat
  • When oil is hot, add chicken and pan fry until golden brown on both sides 

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  1. I love chicken and sometimes turkey, the only animals I'll eat. Great recipe, I'll try it out.

  2. sounds yummy, i may have to try this one out for sure! :]

  3. Oh My! This sounds heavenly! I am going to make it this weekend! THANKS HUN!

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  4. That's easy and looks delish Nik!! I will try


  6. This looks SO good. Will definitely have to try this.

  7. omg i just died....

    love it!


  8. killing me with awesomeness:) please ban me from opening your food posts...PLEASE!

  9. That looks delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe and thanks to your mom for sharing! I am definitely going to try it.

    - Kerline

  10. so simple that i a actually going to give it a try.

  11. i really want to try this! how do you think it'll taste with tarragon? (thats the only herb thats in my fridge now and i wanna use it soon, lol)

  12. I made this last night! I used sweet milk instead coconut milk and it was great. Next time I'll try baking it instead.

  13. omg that looks so yummy! i have most the ingredients too. i'm so gonna try this.

  14. I tried this recipe today and it is wonderful! Please thank your mother for me, this dish was absolutely delightful. The coconut milk makes the chicken so tender and juicy; the basil adds such great flavor to the crust. Yummy!

  15. Just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe last week and it was fantastic..I baked it and it was so tender and juciy..my daughter loved it and already wants to me to make it again!!the basil really gives it a nice touch...Love all of your recipes!!

  16. trying this tomorrow night! the chicken is in the coconut milk as i type this :)

  17. I made this dish tonight and it was SOOOO delicious!! I swear that coconut milk made all the difference in keeping the chicken moist and juicy and the crust was so flaky and light! I love your blog!!!

  18. SO delicious. This was the moistest I have ever cooked chicken and it was definitely due to the coconut milk. I think searing it in a pan to get the panko to brown on both sides and then putting the chicken in the oven to finish cooking makes it even juicier. Great recipe! More chicken recipes please!

  19. I made this tonight and it was WONDERFUL!!! It was so good that I emailed the link to all my friends! Thanks for sharing!


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