Byzantine Chicken Nouveau

"This is easy to prepare with a delicious old world flavor. The flavors meld well together and the dish can be put together without a lot of fuss."
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  • Set a side a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish.
  • Season Panko or bread crumbs with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat olive oil in large frying pan or skillet.
  • Dip chicken in the beaten egg and then in the Panko or bread crumbs; frying as many cutlets at a time as you can do with enough room to turn the pieces over.
  • Fry about 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through; drain on paper towels.
  • Fry the sliced mushrooms in the skillet you fried the chicken in, adding more olive oil if needed; fry until tender but still firm not mushy.
  • Place the frozen chopped spinach in a pot and cook it using the the can of chicken broth and the juice from the lemon instead of any water, until tender.
  • Stir in the romano cheese until it dissolves into the broth; the cheese will also thicken the broth a bit.
  • Place the drained fried chicken in the 13 x 9 inch pan; place a layer of the fried mushrooms on top.
  • pour the chicken broth/spinach mixture over the top, spreading the spinach out evenly.
  • Serve with white rice, using the lemon/cheese/spinach mixture from the bottom of the baking pan as gravy for the rice.
  • Using the glass baking pan as a serving plater both simplifies holding the gravy for you but also allows you to hold it in a warm oven if you can't serve it immediately.

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  1. Sabatini99
    I absolutely love this recipe, it is easy to make and taste great. My boyfriend constantly asks me to make it for him or when we have guest over for dinner. It is always a big hit! I add some garlic while I am sautee the chicken and mushrooms. It gives it more flavor.
    I eliminated the salt ingredient as there is sufficient sodium in the chicken broth, and romano cheese. With the lemon addition, salt is superfluous. A very tasty chicken dish. I like chicken gravy a bit thicker, so I did use a thickening agent (flour), and whisked it with the juices until it reached the desired consistency. I love chicken; the combination of that meat with portobello mushrooms, over rice was a lovely meal, enjoyed by all. This recipe will be included in my cookbook; I shall certainly prepare this dish again. Thank you for sharing...
  3. Derf2440
    It is a shame this recipe was missed during the contest, it is very good! I just made half a recipe for the two of us. Used fresh spinach and jumbo white mushrooms because that was what I had in, also used parmesan cheese. While the "gravy" tasted great it did not thicken, next time I may add some thickener. The combination of ingredients was very taasty! and resonabley easy to put together, I would serve it to guests. Thanks for sharing a really good one!!we will make again.



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