Graham Cracker Fried Chicken Breasts with Honey Mustard Mayonnaise

December 30, 2020  Online Recipe Guide Avatar

The inspiration for this coating comes from a signature dish at New York’s fabulous Union Square Café. They coat calamari (squid) with graham cracker crumbs in order to brown quickly (the sugar in the crumbs caramelizes) without overcooking.

4 chicken breast halves
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon hot cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetalbe oil
1 tablespoon butter

For the sauce:

¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon black pepper

Cover each chicken breast with a piece of plastic wrap, and flatten it to an even ½ inch with a meat pounder or bottom of a heavy pan.

Combine the cracker crumbs, flour, cayenne and salt on a plate and dredge each chicken breast in the mixture, coating it well.

In a large non-stick skillet heat the oil and butter over moderate heat. Saute the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side, reducing the heat if it starts to burn. Transfer to brown paper to drain.

In a bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients and serve with the chicken.

Serves 4

From Leslie Glover Pendleton


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