Saturday, April 9, 2011

some nights, a girl just wants chicken fingers.

We headed out to White Rock bright and early today to go to an Infant CPR course that Matt's parents gifted us. We dropped Hannah off at my parent's house on the way and spent four hours in a "gallery" room at the community centre with Matt's parents, his brother and his brother's very (!!) pregnant wife, oh and one super nerdy instructor.

We are well learned in CPR, also in patience "If there is blood gushing out of the wound, where do you go . . . . you go to the  . . . .  " followed by a super long pause when one of us would finally say hospital. There was a whole lot of that.

We visited with family and friends for the rest of the afternoon and then headed back home and realized that we had barely eaten since breakfast. And really what's a better treat on a Saturday night after a long day than homemade chicken fingers, wedge salad and asparagus. Nothing.

Parmesan and Parsley Chicken Fingers
serves 2 
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 egg
1/2 cup panko or other breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 garlic clove, grated
salt and pepper

• Cut chicken breasts in half through the middle, leaving you with two thin chicken breasts. Cut into strips about 3/4" thick.
• Beat egg and pour onto plate.
• Mix panko, parmesan, parsley, grated garlic and s + p together in a bowl.
• Dip chicken in egg and then in crumb mix, do all the chicken, laying it flat on a large plate.
• In a cast iron or non stick pan heat a few tbsp of olive oil, let it come to medium heat and cook chicken for about 3-4 minutes a side until golden brown and cooked through.

Green Onion and Lemon Yogurt Sauce
1 cup plain yogurt (I use non fat)
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
juice and zest of one lemon
a few splashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper

• Mix everything together in a bowl, serve with the chicken fingers!

We had our dinner with steamed asparagus and an iceberg wedge salad with my favourite store bought blue cheese salad dressing, it's a treat compared to our regular healthy apple cider dressing!

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