Crispy Lemon & Herb Chicken Recipe

Crispy Lemon & Herb Chicken


Makes 2
  • 2 Chicken breasts 
  • 100g Dry Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg / beaten
  • 30g Plain Flour
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • Fresh thyme herb
  • Piri Piri seasoning
  • Salt n Pepper
  • Olive oil

How to make Crispy Lemon & Herb Chicken

Having seen this recipe being prepared by Gordon Ramsay on the F Word, I decided to try make a slighter lighter version for the summer that leaves out the cheese and goes nicely with salads. I never tried making breadcrumb coated meat before, so I was very surprised at how easy it is and how crispy it can be! You definitely should try it at home!!
  1.  Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.
  2.  Prepare your seasoned breadcrumbs by mixing the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, fresh thyme, and the piri piri seasoning together. ( You can pick and choose any herb combination you prefer, but if you want to use soft herbs like basil it's best to use dried. In this recipe the piri piri seasoning gave the chicken a really nice spicy kick.)
  3. Skin and pound the chicken breasts till thin. 
  4. Lightly season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper, and then dust them with flour. 
  5. Dip the floured chicken breasts in the beaten egg and finish by coating them in the seasoned breadcrumbs. 
  6. A good glug of olive oil in a hot frying pan and saute the escalopes till golden brown - this takes aprox 2min on each side. 
  7. Leave the cooked chicken breasts on some fresh kitchen towel for few minutes to drain, then move them to a baking tray. 
  8. Put them in the oven to cook for further 5 min. 
  9. Slice the chicken into strips and serve with a nice salad. 
( I served the chicken with a tomato, rocket n basil salad.. n some new potatoes seasoned with salt n pepper, lemon juice and red onion.)
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    ooh ooh cripseh! namnamnam.

  • UglyOrgan
    UglyOrgan says

    great recipe..will definately try this out... welcome summer!

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    oh n as i said before, dis would b most delishus in a sammach.

  • JordanC
    JordanC says

    Always awesome when Ramsay recipes are involved :)

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    uhhhhhh YUMMMMMMMM

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    i think imma try it with panko :)

  • rachel
    rachel says

    oh yes i love breaded chicken... and pork and well breaded, deep-fried ANYTHING! haha. what i like to do is bake it on a rack placed over a baking tray 'cos that keeps the coating on the underside crispy and (more importantly) prevents it from sticking to the pan and burning which you can't eat!! also if you do it thin enough you can probably get by just frying it and not having to use the oven at all. :)

  • dubow
    dubow says

    yes... i witnessed your weakness for fried chicken first hand! heh :D I thought about not baking this breaded chicken... but somehow it helps to trick myself into thinking its more healthy than it probably is! I agree about putting it on the rack... that's what i did actually!

  • MiraComida
    MiraComida says

    made it tonight, me and my boyfriend loved it. Thank you!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Glad you guys enjoyed it! :)

  • kwetiaw
    kwetiaw says

    yummeehh...i should try this sometime next week

  • nisemac
    nisemac says

    i made this, using yongfook's idea for a sandwich. i substituted Piri Piri with cayenne pepper, spread some thousand island dressing on a sliced baguette with spring greens and thinly shaved provolone for a July 4th party. went over VERY well. thank you!

  • kwetiaw
    kwetiaw says

    cooked this for me dinner tonight & i loved it.i think the fragrance from the lemon and rest of the spices made it really nice. i used a slice of white bread,toasted and crumbed it. deep friend and didnt use the oven. loving it!

  • D3V1N
    D3V1N says

    made it tonight, very good with panko!

  • Caduceus
    Caduceus says

    Tried this tonight as a panini with mozzarella, fresh pesto, and oven-roasted tomatoes on sourdough. It was awesome.

  • Aidaharon
    Aidaharon says

    Looks delish !!! Will surely try this out as we are big salad eaters and this looks perfect, thanks.

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