First of all…Happy Memorial Day!
I love the simplicity of this chicken…while the chicken is baking you can prepare the salad to go with it…
You can dip the pieces of chicken in any sauce if you desire, but I can assure you, very little is needed since the pieces of chicken are packed with flavor…
2 chicken breasts thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
¼ cup cilantro finely chopped (or parsley)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a bowl place the chicken, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), salt and pepper. Mix well and add flour. Mix gently until all the pieces of chicken are evenly coated with flour.
Place the egg and water in a deep plate, beat with a fork as you a making an omelet. On the second deep plate add the panko.
Dip the pieces of chicken, one by one into the egg and then on the panko. Set all the pieces aside until they are all coated with panko.
Spray a baking sheet (or silicone mate) with olive oil and gently place the chicken on the sheet. Lightly spray the pieces of chicken.
Bake the chicken in a preheated oven for 25 minute at 400F.
If you enjoy this recipe you might want to check on Simple Panko Crusted Chicken Cutlets which the chicken cutlets are pan fried.
Did you know that “panko” is a Japanese term for “bread crumbs”? Panko is the Japanese version of bread crumbs and they are lighter, crispier and crunchier then the conventional bread crumbs. Panko are more like flakes then crumbs.