Monday, September 12, 2011

Pan-Fried Panko

Sometimes Michael makes up words.
Or, he just says the wrong words when talking about things.
He did this once with the word "Panko"
Turns out it was the right word though, so I bought some Panko crumbs the next time I was at the grocery store.
And they sad in our pantry for a few months...
until today!
I had pinned this recipe on Pinterest a while back, and I decided to make it tonight!
Mondays are the only weekdays that I am able to cook dinner.
Sometimes, its the only day of the week that I get to cook dinner.
We're just always gone...I'm not that bad of a wife.
Or am I?
Anyways, instead of something super easy and quick, I decided to get creative and try these!
Turns out it was still really easy and quick!
(Click here for the original recipe)
Here's how it goes:

- 1 bag (half a box) of Parmesan and Garlic Panko Crumbs
- Boneless Skinless Chicken (I go for the tenders. Just my preference though)
- Basil
- Salt and Pepper
- Any other seasonings you think might taste good
- Olive Oil (enough to fry the chicken in)

- Wash chicken (yes, I follow the Pioneer Woman's rules and wash my poultry! It helps to easy my heebie-jeebies. I hate raw meat. Especially chicken)
- Lay out chicken and cover with plastic wrap or wax paper.
- Pound with mallet until 1/4 inch thick.
-  Heat olive oil in a large, tall-sided pan over medium-high heat
**Disclaimer: the tall sides are important!
Trust me! 
I didn't think they were either. My stove top was covered in oil and my hands are covered in burns!
-While oil heats, mix panko and other seasonings into a large, flat dish
- Dredge the chicken in the panko/seasonings
- Fry in oil for approximately 3 minutes on each side or until outside is golden brown
- Let chicken cool and then serve with your choice of pasta and sauce!

Here is the process in pictures.
I used my bad camera though. And didn't take many pictures.
You should be used to it by now.

I chose to serve mine with tomato alfredo sauce and cheese ravioli.
It was all we had. 
It tasted great though!


  1. Looks yummy, but what exactly IS panko? Never heard of it!

  2. Haha!! Good question! I don't really know, but I think its a type of bread. And you buy it in crumb form.


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