Parmesan Chicken Cutlets and Popcorn Chicken for the Kids

"This is from "Just One Bite" on the Food Network Canada. I have made the cutlets and lemon caper sauce many times and is good enough for serving company. I have not tried the kids popcorn chicken with the mustard dipping sauce but I'm sure any kid would love them."
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  • For the Adults: gently pound 2 chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper, using the flat side of a mallet or a rolling pin, until they are about 1/4-inch/0.5 cm thick.
  • For the Children: cut the remaining chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch/3.5 cm pieces about 1/4-inch/0.5 cm thick.
  • Place all of the chicken in a bowl and cover with the buttermilk.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator overnight, if possible. Otherwise, dip chicken into buttermilk before coating.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C
  • Prepare coating by combining ingredients in a shallow dish. Remove chicken pieces from the marinade, toss with the coating and transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with the cutlets. Allow chicken coating to set for 10 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tbsp/15 ml of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Cook cutlets for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden. Return cutlets to the baking sheet and bake all of the chicken for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Turn the children's chicken pieces halfway during the cooking time.
  • Tip: Marinating ahead helps keep this chicken moist. However, if in a rush, the recipe will work with quick dipping in buttermilk followed by coating.
  • Quick Lemon Caper Sauce.
  • Pour chicken stock into a nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. 2.
  • Stir in capers and garlic, and simmer for 1 minute. Add lemon zest, juice and butter and stir until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Drizzle sauce over adults' chicken cutlets.
  • Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.
  • Mix ingredients together and serve in a small bowl surrounded with the children's popcorn chicken pieces.

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  1. My kids and I loved it! I made it with chicken tenders instead of whole breasts so cooking time was reduced just a bit...I used fresh grated parm cheese and the flavor really came out fantastic! This one's a keeper!
  2. This is one where my husband not only had seconds, but made sure that he had some for his lunch the next day. About the only change I made (and it was accidental) was when I was adding in paprika -- the shaker part came off, and I ended up with a few tablespoons of paprika. However, it just made the dish that much better.



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