Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Lemon Basil Sauce
photo by msbolle
- Ready In:
- Rinse Cutlets (if you have regular chicken breast, make sure you cut them into cutlets) and pat dry.
- Season cutlets with complete seasoning on both sides.
- Set aside.
- Mix eggs and milk and put breading in separate plate.
- Put cutlets into milk mixture and bread them so they are fully coated.
- Heat up canola oil or you can use butter in a skillet on medium heat.
- Put cutlets in the skillet and let them start cooking.
- In a small pot, mix the 4 tbs butter, lemon, salt, and basil until completed melted, then keep on low setting.
- When chicken is golden brown, remove and pour an adequate amount of lemon-basil sauce over them.
- Like I said, when I make this at my family's request I always serve mashed potatoes and corn because the sauce is perfect for all three.
- You can always double the sauce recipe if you serve the same sauce over everything, Not only does it taste great-- it looks pretty.
A lot depends on what seasoning is used first on the chicken. I used a bit of Anita's Season-All (which I just had shipped to me from TX as you can't find it in stores anywhere), but I would guess if you like more herby flavor, Nature's Seasoning might be good too. Secondly, I only made enough "sauce" to drizzle over the chicken which I served over mashed new/red potatoes with skins. I used fresh basil and I only had about an ounce or so of lemon juice on hand but it actually worked very well for the two servings I made. I let the lemon, butter, basil mixture "steep" while cooking the chicken and my side dishes, and that really brought out the great fresh basil flavor, and the lemon, just an accent, gave a nice 'kick' to the dish. Oh, and it only required one egg for a pound of chicken cutlets, mixed with half & half enough to coat the chicken and that worked great. This was really good--will make it again.
I chose this for my father in law since he loves lemon! I made a pkg. of alfredo sauce for the kids, since they don't like lemon flavor. It was a good compromise for all. This was as delicious as I hoped. It's difficult to keep spooning the sauce on! Thanks for posting this company-worthy recipe! Roxygirl