Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

4-6 Chicken Breast- Butterflied
3/4-1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
3 Eggs or Egg Beaters
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp of Seasoned Salt

* If you like a little kick, you can add 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper :)
  • Take the Chicken and cut it in half, length wise, to butterfly it. This makes them thin and tender.
  • Take 2 plates
  • On one plate mix Parmesan and seasonings.
  • On the other plate put your eggs, beat them well.
  • Place your chicken breast into the eggs, turning them over, until completely coated.
  • Then dip the egg soaked chicken breast into the Parmesan mixture, turning it over until completely coated.
  • Heat in a skillet, 1/4 Cup of the olive oil, on Medium heat, make sure the bottom of the pan is completely covered with oil.
  • The heat is very important. It needs to be hot enough to fry, but not too hot that it cooks the outside too quickly, and not the inside.
  • Don't place the breast into the oil until it is completely hot.
  • To check the oil drop some Parmesan pieces in it.
  • When it starts sizzling, and browning, it is ready.
  • Don't place more then 2 breasts at a time into the oil. Unless you have a very large pan.
  • As you add more breasts, add the additional oil, as needed to the bottom of the skillet.
  • To keep the breasts warm, you can preheat oven to the lowest setting. Place them on a plate layered with paper towels.
  • They should cook approximately 5-6 minutes on each side. Until brown. Check the inside with knife. Make sure it is no longer pink.
This recipe is delicious! It has no carbs, and makes a nice thick crust, just like fried chicken.
It goes great with homemade Red Potato Fries, a side of Acorn squash, or on top of a salad.

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