Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuxedo Crusted Chicken & Wasabi Slaw

I really enjoyed my weekend after a first week back to work but boy how it went too quickly. There was a picnic by the beach with family, tennis with a best friend on a very early Sunday morning, followed by an emotional service at church where Don Piper, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, spoke to us about his experience firsthand. If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. 

Speaking of Heaven, I made this dish quite some time ago. A fine example of a perfect combination of flavors. The panko crusted chicken goes so beautifully with this "slaw" & glass of white wine. While it looks like a regular salad it's made with bok choy & cabbage and then tossed with a wasabi homemade dressing. 

Tuxedo Sesame Crusted Chicken

1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
3 tblsp sesame seeds
3 tblsp black sesame seeds
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
3 tblsp vegetable oil, divided

Mix bread crumbs & sesame seeds in shallow dish. Beat egg, garlic powder, salt & red pepper in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg mixture. Coat evenly on both sides in bread crumb mixture, pressing firmly so mixture adheres to chicken. Heat 2 tblsp of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken pieces; cook 5 minutes per side or until chicken is browned & cooked through. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding remaining oil if needed. Serve with Wasabi Slaw.

Wasabi Slaw

1 tblsp wasabi powder
1 tblsp water
4 tsp rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1 tblsp packed brown sugar
1 tblsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup thinly sliced bok choy
1 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage
1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin 2-inch strips
1/2 small unpeeled cucumber, quartered lengthwise, seeded & thinly sliced

Mix wasabi & water in medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar, oil, ginger & salt. Mix bok choy, Napa cabbage, bell pepper & cucumber in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

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Kristina P. said...

I would be all over that chicken. The wasabi? Not so much!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

We did a late nite walk at the beach sat....gotta love it!

Anonymous said...

A picnic by the beach sounds heavenly!

starnes family said...

Love the new look! Fabulous!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Looks good and it sounds like you had a great time.

Jen said...

that slaw looks fabulous!

Michelle said...

I'm feeling really sick right now so can't fully appreciate this, BUT I love the tuxedo name and concept. And you've reminded me that I used the last of my Panko last week... I need to go pick up some more. I'll try this when I'm feeling better :)

Michelle said...

Mmmm,the wasbi slaw sounds so yummy. I have never used the panko breading, but I have wanted to give them a whirl.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks like a great meal. Your service on Sunday sounds interesting. My mom saw Don Piper speak before. She said he was awesome and recommended the book as well. So, I guess I need to read it! Thanks!

Ronda said...

This sounds amazing. I have everything but the cabbage and bok choy. I love cabbage, but have never tried bok. Is it good? Is it like cabbage? I think I'll just use more cabbage. Hope your week is a good one!

Chef Chuck said...

I love spicy Chicken! Yes, Wasabi slaw sounds very healthy!

Life with Kaishon said...

A picnic by the beach? How perfectly blissful is that? I am so glad your new job is going well! I pray for you when I think about you thruout the day! I always say a little prayer for you when I see our HR girl! She is so wonderful : )

Brenda said...

I really love wasabi, can't wait to try that slaw!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Love me some Wasabi!

Coco said...

This looks wonderful. I can never find panko in my tiny town, what else do you recommend.

So glad your first day of work was a good one.

FROGGITY! said...

glad you had a great weekend! oooh, picnic at the beach sounds heavenly. i am counting down the days until we can do that!

great looking dish there!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Wow, these look scrumptious! It is only 8 am in the morning, too. LOL! :D

Have a great Tuesday!

Melissa Lester said...

That looks delicious! The salad looks tempting with ingredients I don't normally buy or know how to prepare. I'm going to take another look at that recipe!

Anonymous said...

that looks really good thanks for sharing

Pami said...

yummy that looks great

Deanna said...

Oh, wow, I read Don Piper's book. I bet it was awesome to hear him talk about it firsthand!!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Oh! Waaah.

I'm detoxing this week and that Wasabi Slaw has me in tears.

Keep up the great cooking!

Rachael said...

it sounds like you enjoyed a lovely weekend. this recipe is another i am going to bookmark for the future, my husband loves sesame seeds!

Angela said...

Looks lovely! Everyone seems to have posted great spring/summer recipes this week. We'll definitely try it!

And I am SO jealous that you got to hear Don Piper speak in person! I have read that book and it is breathtaking. It gives me so much comfort as my Dad faces prostate cancer. I have given Dad my copy to read but yes, I have it and love that book. His story is simply amazing.

The Blonde Duck said...

Wasabi? Whew! You're braver than me!

Tam said...

I am so far behind in the blogging world and LIFE in general. I will have to come back to catch up on your blog. I have been lying sick on the couch watching FOODNETWORK! LOL talk to you soon!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

okay - can I have your brain for recipes!!

Pam said...

I love wasabi, but I had never thought of putting it in slaw. You have amazing recipes.

Shynea @ Mornings With Mom said...

That chicken looks absolutely delicious. And even though I am not a fan of wasabi, I would definitely try that cole slaw. Thank you so much for posting those recipes. I have heard about panko, but have never actually cooked with it. I think I will look into buying some for next weeks menu.

Mommy Mac said...

Man, it's 2 in the morning here and I am dying to eat that plate! You rock with the printable recipes too.

Wasabi slaw, lawzey day in the mornin', sister!!

.mac :)

Pumpkin said...

Oooh, I love asian flavors, and this looks easy, healthy and delish! Yum!

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