Thursday, April 21, 2016

Oven-Crusted Chicken Breast


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3 oz each)
1 egg white
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup rolled oats, crushed; (pulse a few times in the food processor or crush between fingers to make smaller pieces)
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

For salad

2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ tablespoon olive oil
4 cups red leaf lettuce, rinsed and dried
1 cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the chicken in a freezer back with the air squeezed out, and pound each breast down to ½ inch thickness.

In a bowl combine the egg white and evaporated milk and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and crushed oats and mix well.

Coat the chicken breasts in flour and shake off the excess. Dip the chicken breasts in the egg and milk mixture, and drain off the excess. Then dip the chicken breasts in the breadcrumb mixture to coat, and shake off the excess. After all chicken breasts have been coated, discard any leftover breading mixture.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Stir fry the chicken over medium-high heat on one side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Turn carefully, and pan fry the second side for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan, and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil. Place on baking sheet, and finish cooking in a 350 degree oven for about 5-8 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F).

For the salad, combine lemon juice and olive oil, and mix well to make dressing. Toss the lettuce leaves and cherry tomatoes with the dressing, salt, and pepper

Serve 1 cup salad with one piece of chicken.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3 oz chicken breast and 1 cup salad
Calories: 264
Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 49 mg
Sodium: 263 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Potassium: 553 mg

Recipe retrieved from Keep the beatTM recipes: Deliciously healthy Meals provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: NIH.

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