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Parmesan Panko Chix by Katie
June 19, 2010, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Katie

One of the best parts of house sitting has been a full, big kitchen all to myself! Well John too, but who am I kidding, he’s not enjoying it nearly as much as I am.  After working and writing and sitting all day, I look forward to making dinner.  I like to cook and it gives me time away from the thesis.

I know I saw a recipe for this on a blog last week but I never bookmarked it so my thanks to whoever gave me this delicious idea: parmesan-panko crusted chicken.

I took a chicken breast, dipped it in a beaten egg, dipped it into a 1/2 panko (or breadcrumb) & 1/2 parmesan mixture, and into the oven.  Thirty minutes at 400* and yum!

With wild rice and fresh (local) asparagus.  Once the chicken was in the oven and the rice was cooking, I set the timer and cooked the asparagus in a bit of olive oil and garlic for the last 10 minutes.  Simple and probably only about 15 minutes of “work.”

The asparagus was perfect in flavor and texture but I’m not sure I washed it well enough… we both noticed some grittiness in the flowery ends.  I’m thinking may or may not have been dirt :/ .  At least I know that it was dirt without pesticides and junk?