Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chicken for a Cause (Please READ Below)

Good afternoon Bloggers! I welcome you all to another edition of Everyday Meals. Today, we are taking a break from anything remotely heathy and heading straight for the fatty train. We are going to be tackling fried chicken! I enjoy these days where I can kick back with some greasy chicken and a cold beer (I do not encourage drinking, by the way). Did you know, more than 50 billion chickens are reared annually as a source of food? Both their meat and eggs are desired. Well, that's all the schooling I have for you today. Let's get in the kitchen and get greasy!

Chicken in Basil Cream

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Are you still with me? Good.

  1. Place the milk and bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. 
  2. In a skillet, heat butter or margarine to medium heat. 
  3. Dip the chicken in milk, then coat with the crumbs. Cook the chicken in the skillet, on both sides, until juices run clear, about 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove and keep warm. 
  5. Add the broth to the skillet. 
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir to loosen the browned bits from the pan. 
  7. Stir in the cream and pimentos, then let boil and stir for 1 minute before reducing the heat. 
  8. Add in the Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. 
  9. Stir the sauce and cook until heated through. 
  10. Pour the mixture over the chicken and serve!
  11. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a great day. I just want to alert everyone out there in the universe that tomorrow is Alzheimer's Action Day (September 21st). You can help raise awareness by alerting your friends, family, whoever. If you have a facebook, change your profile picture and turn it purple. Help fight the number 1 disease in America. Happy blogging <3