Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Herb Butter Sauce

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This takes a little time to make but is so worth it in the end.

 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 egg whites

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons parsley

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese,

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons canola oil

 

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 stick butter

1 tablespoon chives, parsley, and basil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cornstarch

 

Pound each chicken breast to about 1/2 inch thick

Combine the egg whites, cornstarch, and a tablespoon of lemon juice in a shallow dish for dredging

Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper in another dish

Dredge each chicken breast in the egg white mixture, and then in the breadcrumb mixture

Make sure the chicken is completely covered with the breadcrumbs

Let the bread crumbed chicken sit on a wire rack or baking sheet for 30 minutes to allow the crust to set

 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

 

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add the chicken

Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until the crust is golden brown

Transfer the chicken to the oven and finish cooking for 8-10 minutes

 

As the chicken cooks, prepare the sauce

Add broth, cream, and lemon juice to a saucepan over medium heat

Let simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes, scraping the bottom as it simmers

 

Once the sauce has reduced, add in the butter, one tablespoon at a time

Whisk the sauce until the butter has completely dissolved

 

Add in the herbs and the salt and pepper, and cook for an additional few minutes

If you want your sauce thicker, mix 1 tablespoon of cold water with 1 tablespoon of corn starch.  Whisk it into the sauce over medium high heat.  This will thicken the sauce.  Repeat process until you have the desired consistency you are looking for.

 

Serve the sauce over chicken and your choice of pasta or rice cooked according to package directions

 

Enjoy!