Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fried Parmesan Chicken

Some time ago, bf and I agreed to have a cooking mission every weekend where we'll take turns to cook for each other. Have to say it's kinda ambitious with our busy schedule and the so-called resolution ended up being a flop for months :P So we're back at it, probably not going to be a weekly affair, but it's nice to show our concern for each other by making the other party fat through cooking.

Sometimes I find cooking much easier than baking. You can just eyeball your ingredients and if you make any mistakes along the way, you can make amendments for it, unlike baking. Or maybe I'm just a novice cook, so I don't have fussy taste buds for savory food.

So he made cream pasta for lunch while I made fried parmesan chicken for the fried-anything-crazed fellow for dinner...and he loves it! Even though we used chicken breast, the meat is tender and succulent. I was initially half worried I'll not cook the meat thoroughly at first as it's pretty thick. The crust tastes amazing with parmesan cheese, it remained crispy and tasty despite laying there for a while before we ate it. The chicken will go well together with thousand island sauce or even some lemon cream sauce.

Fried Parmesan Chicken

1 egg
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
2 pcs of chicken (any part up to your preference), approximately 200g each
Enough all purpose flour to coat chicken

1. Lightly beat egg with a pinch of salt and pepper
2. Combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese on a plate
3. Heat up oil in a pan, oil level enough to reach half of the chicken piece
4. Tenderize chicken by pounding with a meat pounder
5. Coat chicken with a thin layer of flour
6. Dip chicken into beaten egg mixture
7. Roll chicken in bread crumbs mixture
8. Fry chicken in the hot oil on low to medium heat until cooked...profittt!

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