Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Share I Like,Recipe for Chicken Parmesan

I'm always reading everyone elses recipes and our favorite comes from this cook book.
The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham

Chicken Parmesan (no tomatoes were harmed in this dish)

1 egg
1 cup freshly grated bread crumbs
1/2 cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breast
1/3 cup flour
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups chopped spinach,or 1 package frozen chopped spinach cooked
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup heavy cream

Mix the egg with 2 tablespoons of water in a shallow bowl.Combine the bread crumbs and cheese on a piece of wax paper.Coat the chicken breasts with flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Dip them into the egg and then into the bread crumb-cheese mixture;set aside.Add the lemon juice and nutmeg to the spinach and stir over low heat until warm.Melt the butter and oil into a large skillet.When it foams,add the chicken and saute over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side,or until just done.Spread the spinach on a warm platter,place chicken on top,and keep warm.Remove all but 3 tablespoons of fat from the skillet.Place it over high heat and add the cream.Stir scraping the bottom of the pan,until the cream comes to a boil.Spoon a little of this sauce over the chicken and spinach,pour the rest into a serving bowl.

This does not last long around us and we have made it so much now we can cook it without looking at the recipe! The cream keeps everything moist.If we have company we cook this cause it's a good meal and most like the spinach.

If you try it let me know how it turns out.Dang well it looks like another trip to the store,done got myself hungry.We serve ours on our turkey platter and it fills the platter up.We also add alittle more here and there depends on how hungry we are.On the parmesan we get the little triangle real parmesan cheese and I grate it myself,makes a big difference.Those triangles aren't that much.In the milk section we get the small carton of heavy cream(also called heavy whipping cream)and the lemon you can use fresh squeezed or the lemon in the plastic squeeze bottle(produce section).The first time we ate it we were hooked! It's all worth it.

I've had a pretty good day today and have been on the up side of life.Haven't slept too much,still coughing but I'll get over it.I think it has finally ran it's course.Have a great evening folks.


  1. This sounds great. I think I'll try it with left over turkey next week! Thanks for sharing & glad to hear your on the mend

    1. I don't know how it will taste with turkey but if you tweek the recipe some it would probably be pretty dang good!