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It’s a Tuesday night and the last thing you feel like doing is cooking for yourself.  But to your dismay, your wallet is empty.  No Joy Yee’s delivery tonight.  And oh, look at that, the chicken in your freezer is about to expire.  Solution? Drag your lazy feet into the kitchen and whip up this easy and incredibly flavorful dish.  Throw the chicken on the pan, whip up a quick sauce, and in a matter of minutes you’ll have a dish more meaningful and tasty than anything you can order.  Because ginger is such a unique and powerful flavor, it helps make the perfect sauce for a mildly seasoned chicken. The butter-lemon-ginger combination gives the breaded chicken a zingy pop of flavor that will have you begging for more.   Cook up all your nearly-expired chicken breasts and put the leftovers in the fridge for an easy sandwich or zesty chicken salad tomorrow.

 

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 thin sliced chicken breasts
3/4 cup Progresso plain bread crumbs
3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 stick unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Pat each chicken dry with paper towel.
2. Layer a shallow pan or plate with bread crumbs. Coat chicken with bread crumbs  by placing them in the pan and turning them over several times.
3. Heat a large pan on over medium-high heat. When hot, pour the 3 tbsp. olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add chicken to the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until chicken is golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. When chicken is cooked, place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.  Cover to keep warm.
5. Melt the butter over low heat in a small sauce pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. When butter is just melted, but still creamy, remove from heat and whisk in ground ginger.  Whisk vigorously.
7. While whisking, gradually pour in lemon juice.  Sauce should thicken slightly as you whisk.
8. Pour sauce over chicken and enjoy!

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Eating the same old salad over and over gets real boring, real quick.  Switch it up with this arugula Parmesan salad recipe that literally only takes five minutes to make.  You’ll love how fresh the arugula tastes with the lemon-parmesan dressing.  The lemon brings out the full, leafy flavor of the arugula and the Parmesan gives it a savory kick.  Final step? Screw the croutons and add some color! We topped this salad with some crisp cherry tomatoes. Not only does it make it taste better, but it looks pretty damn good too.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 3

Ingredients:
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 cups (packed) baby arugula
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Mix olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.

2. Combine arugula and tomatoes in a large bowl.

3. Top with lemon-parmesan dressing. For more lemon flavor, zest half a lemon on top.