Thursday, October 25, 2007

Viennese Chicken

This is another Craig Claiborne recipe, of course slightly modified for my peculiar habits. My dearly beloved actually requested that this one reappear soon, so I guess it's even better than I thought. Here's how it goes:


3 lbs. chicken breast, sliced into 1/4" thick slices
flour for dredging
6 eggs
1 tbsp. lemon juice
bread crumbs mixed with salt & pepper to taste
1 stick butter, melted in the broiler pan
3 scallions
1 lemon
2 cups chicken broth mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup flour whisked with 1/2 cup cold water

Dredge the chicken breast in flour, then dip in egg beaten with lemon juice, then coat in bread crumb mixture. Put in the butter, flip to coat both sides with butter, then cook under the broiler for 4 to 6 minutes per side. Remove from pan, and add chicken broth, stirring to loosen the particles on the pan. Add the flour mixture and whisk until thickened. Add scallions and cook for a minute or 2. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices. Serve over a bed of rice or, as Mr. Claiborne suggests, with plain boiled potatoes. Great stuff, and pretty, too!


Anonymous said...

Ok, this dish looks absolutely amazing. I think I'm actually salivating. When you put this on the table, are your ears greeted with the yummy sighs of a satisfied eater as well as the words ... can I please have some more????

Paula said...

Oops, Marjie, somehow I left my above comment as anonymous instead of with my name! It was me! Paula

Marjie said...

Paula, there was actually some left on Wednesday. Ooh, what a lunch it was on Thursday! Of course, I shared with Michael; the boys had grilled ham & cheese - thankfully!