Easy Schnitzel

Easy Schnitzel


(6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
tablespoons all-purpose flour
tablespoons Dijon mustard
large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
teaspoons chopped fresh chives
garlic clove, minced
tablespoon olive oil
lemon wedges (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place each chickenbreast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chickenwith salt and pepper.

Place flour in a shallow bowl. Combinemustard and egg in a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese,parsley, chives, and garlic in a shallow dish. Dredge 1 chicken breasthalf in flour, turning to coat; shake off excess flour. Dip in eggmixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Repeat procedure with remainingchicken, flour, egg mixture, and breadcrumb mixture.

Heat oil ina large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken;sauté 2 1/2 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat. Turn chickenover; place pan in oven. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until chickenis done. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

Wining and Dining!

Last night hubby and I had a nice dinner at home!

I cooked up a new recipe – Easy Schnitzel – tasty, but nothing that made it’s way to our favorite list! We also did the veggies favorites of the hubby – Green beans in vinaigrette and finished off the meal with a new bottle of wine from here in Colorado – Two Rivers – Chateau Deux Fleures – Syrah 2005. Unfortunately the wine didn’t do much for me, so the rest might be turned into crock pot chicken with red wine! 

Today we head off for a night away for Hubby’s Birthday!  A cute little inn not far from here and hopefully a stop at the Vinyard from Tuesday nights wine experience! I booked a mountain view and did the “True Romance Package”.  I’ll let you know how that works out! 

And of course – it snowed again last night… lordie!