Perdue & Old Bay Chicken Cutlets

perdue.jpgMy daughter received these great new Purdue Chicken Perfect Portions as a promotional item and asked me if I wanted to try them. So, browsing my cupboards I came up with this recipe using Old Bay Seasoning and flour. Then, because I had Matzo meal in the house, I substituted it for the traditional breadcrumbs and grated cheese. What a great idea it was! Another dinner gobbled with no leftovers! old-bay.gif

6 (or more) thin chicken breasts, sliced/pounded thin
2 Tbs. butter
3 Tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin is best)
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 eggs
2 Tbs. water
3/4 cup matzo meal
2 Tbs. Old Bay Seasoning

Place the oil and butter in a large non-stick frying pan and turn heat to medium-high. Meanwhile, open each Perfect Portion pack to rinse and pat dry; place on a plate.

On 3 separate plates do the following:

  • Mix flour, salt & pepper on 1st plate;
  • Whisk the 2 eggs and water on 2nd plate;
  • Finally, mix matzo meal and Old Bay Seasoning on 3rd plate. Line them up in that order across your counter next to the stove – it’s easier this way.

With a fork, pierce and pick-up one of the cutlets, dredge in the flour mixture on both sides – gently pat; then dip in the egg mixture coating both sides; finally, dredge in the matzo meal/Old Bay mix and press down gently on both sides to make sure it’s coated well. Do this with about 3-4 cutlets or as many will fit in the pan at a time.

Place in the the pan and cook on medium-high for about 5-6 minutes on each side – we like them crispy – or until done. If you make a couple of batches, you will want to add more butter and oil.