with lemon aioli and spinach-almond salad
Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.
Difficulty Level: Expert
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Cook Within: 5 days
Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds), Eggs, Wheat
Crispy, crunchy, savory chicken served with a refreshing salad made with baby spinach and grape tomatoes — what's not to like? Plus, we teach you how to properly bread and shallow fry chicken, a skill that will certainly pay dividends in your future.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
- 5 oz. Baby Spinach
- 1 Roma Tomato
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Shallot
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Nutrition (per serving) 8O7go2OD
You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
- 3 Mixing Bowls
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into two wedges and juice other half.Core tomato and cut 1" dice.Peel and slice shallot into very thin rounds.
Pound Chicken and Toast Almonds
Cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound to an even 1/8" thickness. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add almonds and toast until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.Remove almonds to a plate.Wipe pan clean and reserve.
Coat the Chicken Breasts
Return pan used to toast almonds to medium-high heat. Add canola oil.Place flour in a mixing bowl. Combine half the mayonnaise (reserve remaining for lemon aioli), 2 tsp. water, and a pinch of salt and pepper in another mixing bowl. Place panko in a third mixing bowl.Coat chicken completely in flour, shaking off excess. Next, coat chicken completely in mayonnaise-water mixture. Season chicken breasts on both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Coat chicken completely in panko.Set breaded chicken on a plate.
Fry the Chicken
Test oil temperature by adding a pinch of panko to pan. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool slightly. If it doesn't brown, increase heat.Add one chicken breast and cook until golden, 3 minutes. Flip, and cook 3 minutes. Flip again, and cook 1 minute.Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with second chicken breast.Roast in hot oven until thickest part of chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-5 minutes.While chicken bakes, make salad.
Make Salad and Lemon Aioli
Wash clean two bowls used for breading (discarding panko, mayonnaise-water mixture, and flour).To a large washed mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Add spinach, tomatoes, shallot (to taste), almonds, and toss.Combine remaining mayonnaise, 1 tsp. lemon zest, and a pinch of pepper in another washed bowl.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with lemon wedges and serving lemon aioli on the side. Bon appétit!
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