This simple, but yummy dish is from Anne Lindsay’s Smart Cooking--supposedly the cookbook that “began Canada’s healthy eating revolution.” Whatev. It tastes good, it’s easy and it’s healthy and that’s all we really care about.
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
juice of at least 1 large lemon
¼ cup flour
½ tsp crushed dried thyme
½ tsp celery salt
2 tsp water
½ cup to 1 cup breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Cut chicken breasts in half so that each piece is about ¼ -inch thick. Place the chicken between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound it with the bottom of a bottle until it’s flat.
3. Sprinkle chicken with lemon juice and let it sit for 10 minutes.
4. Combine flour, thyme and celery salt in a shallow dish.
5. In another shallow dish, lightly beat egg with water.
6. Add breadcrumbs to a third shallow dish.
7. Dip chicken in flour mixture, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.