Friday, May 8, 2009

Walnut-Crusted Chicken Cutlets with White Bean Mash

You didn't think I'd miss Not So Fat Fridays two weeks in a row, didja? I thought I would make my absence up to you with not only a wonderful main dish but a side one as well. This was super easy to make on a week night & we really enjoyed it. 

What I love about the chicken is that it is only breaded on one side. As for the white bean mash, it's such a wonderful healthy alternative to mashed potatoes & just simply delicious.

WALNUT-CRUSTED CHICKEN CUTLETS


Olive oil nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted & cooled
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, loosely packed
1 large egg white
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 lbs chicken-breast cutlets, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place rack in 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan; spray pan & rack with cooking spray. On large dinner plate, combine panko, ground red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend walnuts & parsley until nuts are finely chopped; toss with panko mixture until well blended. Set aside.

In pie plate, whisk egg white and Dijon until well mixed. One at a time, dip 1 side of each cutlet in egg-white mixture, then into walnut mixture to coat side evenly; press firmly so mixture adheres. Arrange chicken on rack in jelly-roll pan, coated side up; lightly spray with cooking spray.

Bake chicken 10 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden-brown & chicken is no longer pink throughout.


WHITE BEAN MASH

In saucepan cook 2 cloves minced garlic in 1 tblsp hot olive oil for 1 minute. Stir in two 15oz cans white beans, rinsed & drained. Coarsely mash. Stir in chicken broth to moisten beans (up to 1/4 cup). Stir in 1/2 tsp crushed dried thyme & 1 tsp lemon juice. Season to taste; heat through. Makes 4 servings.



Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I will be catching up & seeing you shortly!!!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

24 comments:

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I saw that white bean mash episode and wondered......

Amanda said...

Wow. I am going to HAVE to make that chicken. Walnuts are my fav nut, and chicken is my fav meat. You have my mouth watering!

Brenda said...

This looks wonderful! I love the way the green asparagus looks with it in the picture too

Kacey R. said...

I'm starved now. This looks fabulous my dear!! {{HUGS}}

Muthering Heights said...

Ok, I have the worst heartburn right now, but if that dish were nearby, I would TOTALLY eat it anyway!! LOL!

starnes family said...

I think I have tried something like this. Looks simple and delicious and if memory serves me, it was really good. I will try your version to see how well my memory serves me then!

Kristina P. said...

I made something just like this! And it was excellent.

Rebekka said...

I like that the chicken looks extra super crispy. Yum!

Kerstin said...

I love the idea of a white bean mash - so healthy and flavorful!

Life with Kaishon said...

Hope you have a very, very wonderful Mothers day!

sassy stephanie said...

That does sound good. I've done the faux potatoes with cauliflower, but never thought about white beans. Chicken sounds delish as well.

Jen said...

Oh that white bean mash looks good. what a cool idea!

Fresh Mommy said...

This just looks so amazing... darn we should've just come over for dinner on Friday!!!!

Sorry we missed ya... we were so 'last minute' on it... but we'll be back for sure!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Reeni♥ said...

This is so crispy, golden and delicious!!! I love using nuts as a crust! And the white bean mash sounds great, I can't wait to try it.

Ronda said...

This sounds amazing! I love beans of all kinds, and can't wait to make these. I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!
XOXO

Chef Chuck said...
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Chef Chuck said...

Yumm, chicken with some good old white bean, I am in!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh this looks so yummy - I am loving panko lately!!

Jessica said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day with your husband and son. And I hope you didn't have to cook! ;)

Have a great week!!

Pam said...

What a meal. I've never had white bean mash before but it sounds fantastic.

Lula! said...

Um...
hello...
that chicken?

AMAZING. Yes, I printed it out, as per usual.

Deanna said...

That chicken looks wonderful! I need something new to do with chicken.

Christy said...

We had this tonight! SOOO delicious! Thanks. :)

This Full Life said...

The white bean mash looks incredible!