Years ago I learned to bread chicken from my husbands boss at work. I know it’s weird, but that is where I learned the basics. He had once worked in a kitchen at a country club and shared his knowledge with us when my husband and I were newly married. Over the years now, I have developed my own simple recipe for breaded chicken and figured I’d share it with you today. There aren’t really any exact measurements, but it is simple and you really can’t mess it up. I like to use a combination of Italian bread crumbs with panko bread crumbs. I like to use the Italian bread crumbs because it already has the seasoning in it. If you only have regular bread crumbs, then just mix in some Italian seasoning. This method will also work with pork chops too.
Easy Breaded Chicken
This will bread around 5 chicken breasts
You need to have 3 dishes to complete the whole breading process.
1. a dish with flour
2. a dish with eggs that have been beaten (I use 2 eggs)
3. a dish with your breading mixture (I use equal amounts of panko bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs approximately 3/4 cup of each. Then add in a good amount of salt along with some pepper. Mix well.)
To bread the chicken:
Start by coating it with flour. Then dip it in the egg mixture, followed by the bread crumb mixture. Then cook in a skillet coated with oil until both sides are nice and brown and the juices run clear.