Last night I had 28 people from my bookclub to dinner and I served the following recipe that I got from my sister-in-law Alicia Chilcote. I served all these people with 6 large chicken breasts. I know it is hard to believe but I made 35 cutlets from these breasts which were extra large. It is a great recipe and easy to do ahead. With 6 breasts you will probably need more croutons, eggs and flour.
Creamy Lemon Chicken
6 Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless)
or 12 chicken tenders
1 cube of butter or ½ C light olive oil
1 can of Chicken broth (I like 2 cans)
2 eggs beaten w/a little water
1 cup of flour w/salt, pepper, and paprika
1 box of seasoned crouton crushed
silvered almonds (opt)
Trim chicken and pound several times (about ½ inch thick) to tenderize. (I usually cut chicken breast in 3-5 pieces) then dip each breast in flour mixture then egg and then crushed croutons. This can be done the night before. Melt butter (I use light olive oil) Brown each piece nicely on each side. (I like to do this on a griddle as you can do a lot at one time and put a small amount of oil under each cutlet.)
Reduce heat and add chicken broth (almonds are added at this time) and simmer about 30 min. until tender. (I have browned the meat the day or morning before and put in a casserole dish. Then an hour before serving add the broth and bake covered 350 for about an 1 hour) I heat the broth before pouring it over the chicken if I am baking it. I like to add 2 T. dried onion and about ½ Tsp Tyme and ½ Tsp Marjoram and simmer the broth a little before pouring over the chicken. Costco has a big bag of garlic croutons that I blend in a processor to a medium fine consistency for coating the chicken.
Whip cream and add salt, yes salt just to taste (about ½ teasp for a pint.) To serve place chicken on platter and top with a slice of lemon and top with whipping cream. To eat squeeze lemon and spread cream over chicken. ( just before serving I squeeze a little lemon over the casserole of chicken and then have a bowl of lemons for more personal squeezes and the whipped cream passed in a bowl for the individual to put on as much as they want. )