This is the homiest, most comforting dish on the planet in my opinion. Maybe that is because this dish reminds me of family and my grandma, and maybe because it also reminds me of dunking thick chunks of french bread in the sauce while the chicken cooked, either way this recipe is the best one out there!
Growing up my grandma always made this dish that of coursed was dubbed “Grandmas chicken” she would fly to where ever we were living at the time and spend the day cooking this chicken for my brother and sister and I (especially my brother who has always claimed that this is his favorite meal of all time!) She would take her time pounding out the chicken and making the luscious sauce that it cooked in. This is my ultimate comfort food and one that brings back the best memories.
When you go to make this dish, remind yourself to take your time and enjoy the process, thing my Grandma Ginny ( if you knew her you know) and relish in the fact that you are getting to make the best chicken dish in the world.
2 pounds of chicken breasts ( boneless and skinless)
1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
1 cup of parmesan cheese
1 cup of chicken stock
1 tablespoon of flour
salt and pepper
Take your chicken breasts and lay them on a cutting board. Pound them with a meat cleaver or a rolling pin until super thin.
make a dredging station with the following items; breadcrumbs, eggs, parmesan cheese.
Take the chicken, first dipping in the eggs, then in the breadcrumbs and then in the parmesan cheese.
Place them in a hot pan on the stovetop to cook on each side until golden brown. I can normally fit 3-4 breasts at a time.
Complete these steps until all chicken is finished browning.
Place the chicken on a plate
In the same pan that was used to brown add in the chicken stock, the juice of 4 lemons and the zest of 2 lemons. Bring to a boil and then add in the flour to thicken the mixture. If you want to get fancy add a splash of dry white wine too for ultimate lusciousness.
Add in salt and pepper and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken back in and use the remaining lemons by slicing them and adding the sliced on top of the chicken.
9. The chicken at this point is done and can be eaten and savored, or you can keep it on the stove top to melt together for a few hours if you want. We always say that this dish gets better with time and always give it at least a few hours to sit!