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Panko-Crusted Chicken with Mustard-Maple Pan Sauce

This is another recipe that I found on the epicurious iPod app. It’s a really tasty combination of ingredients. The sauce is sweet and tangy, and the chicken is moist and crunchy. The parsley gives it a nice bit of freshness. It was a really satisfying weeknight meal. I served it with black beans and rice.


Panko-Crusted Chicken with Mustard-Maple Pan Sauce
The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen October 2009

2 8-ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise in half
1 large egg
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard
1 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter

Using meat mallet or rolling pin, pound chicken in resealable plastic bag to 1/3-to
1/2-inch thickness. Whisk egg, parsley, and 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard in large bowl.
Place chicken in egg mixture; turn to coat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dip
each chicken piece in panko; turn to coat. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, whisk broth, syrup, coarse-grained mustard, and remaining 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard in glass measuring cup. Transfer chicken to plates. Add broth mixture to skillet; boil until reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Add butter; whisk until melted. Spoon sauce alongside chicken.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars


  • M. McConahey

    In my quest to create a pear, carmelized onion, and goat cheese pizza I came across your blog. The next night I set out to make this dish for my family. Big hit! I’m adding it to my recipe box as we speak. I’ve since made quite a few of the other recipes you’ve posted. Some good, some not so good… I’ll post my reviews soon.

    Thanks for the blog. I enjoy it.

  • Ashley

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog! I post everything I cook – even if it doesn’t turn out too good…but my husband and I rate everything from 1-5 stars. Everything that gets a 5 also has the tag “wow”. I’d love to know what else you’ve tried! That pizza is one of the recipes I made up, rather than found somewhere, so I’m really glad your family enjoyed it 🙂

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