Tuesday, February 8, 2011

easy peezy

another dedication to my non-cooking friends. this recipe is beyond easy and really quite healthy. lately, i've been serving on a bed of spinach with a red wine vinaigrette. simply delicious! also a tidbit of information... when you are buying whole wheat bread check the ingredients. if the word "whole" isn't in front of wheat it isn't actually whole wheat.

walnut-crusted chicken breast

2 pieces toasted whole wheat bread
1/3 c walnuts
2 tbl parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper
1 large egg white
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbl olive oil

1. combine bread, walnuts, parmesan cheese and a generous amount of salt and pepper in a food processor. pulse until fine breadcrumbs form. place in a shallow bowl.
2. season chicken breast with salt and pepper, dip in egg white and dip in breadcrumbs. press the crumbs into the chicken so they stick.
3. heat oil in a nonstick ovenproof skillet. add chicken and cook until browned. (3 minutes on each side). throw the skillet in the oven at 425 degrees for 8-10 additional minutes until chicken is cooked through.

adapted from martha stewart

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