simple and delicious

pat me on the back, yo, i *almost* made a rachael ray recipe exactly as it was written. i say almost because i only had one lemon and wanted to make the lemon sauce instead of having said lemon in both potatoes and chicken. but i made the chicken as directed! that counts for something, right? i’ve cut down my magazine subscriptions in the interest of saving much needed moneys, but i can’t (and won’t) give up Bon Appetit or Every Day with Rachael Ray … the latter almost always (no, take that back, always) provides some of her really good, creative recipes, but i don’t have to watch her over-emote on the telly (i can watch the show in small doses, i’ll admit that, but i love her recipes). it’s win-win for everyone involved … i dont remember if this was in one of the issues (i think it was) but it’s on the magazine website … if you like lemony-buttery sauce on chicken, this is a pretty fantastic little recipe. i don’t, however, recall where i got the recipe for the spicy corn salad – i found it one of my little notebooks, sloppily jotted … still – delish (as miss ray like to say) …

Rachael Ray’s Lemon Chicken Schnitzel (with Roasted Potatoes and Spicy Corn Salad)

You Need:

boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
flour
salt and pepper
juice and zest of a lemon
butter
olive oil

red skinned potatoes (or the dregs of your supply of regular potatoes – i had just a few left i had to use up)
olive oil
salt and pepper
dried oregano
scallions, chopped

the kernels from 2 ears of corn
onion, chopped
a jalapeno, seeded, deveined and chopped
cilantro, chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper
white wine vinegar

For the corn salad (which i make first, to let the flavors and everything settle): toss the corn, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno together with a good drizzle of olive oil and a few splashes of white wine vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375. Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and scallions. Put into a baking dish. Pop ’em in the oven. Cook them until they’re brown and roastey. Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and butter in a large frying pan. Salt and pepper your chicken breasts. Dredge in flour. Cook in the olive oil/butter mixture until well browned and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Heat more oil and butter and cook the rest of your breasts (hee), depending on how many you do, of course. Heat a couple more tablespoons of butter in the pan juices. Add the lemon zest and juice. Stir together well. Spoon the sauce over the chicken cutlets. Serve with the potatoes and corn salad.

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p.s. i must direct you to my blogroll where i am currently enjoying two new food/food related blogs: Playing House, which has great photography, really good etsy and other craft suppliers links, and GREAT recipes, and Cater It Simple, written by a lady who is a regular on the Cake Central website. She is a fabulous cake decorator and a caterer, and her site gives great wedding advice, if you’re in need of such things. Check them out – they’re a good read.

Edit: the corn salad came from Ina Garten, by way of this blog

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5 responses to “simple and delicious

  1. Hey Rebekah, thanks so much for mentioning Playing House! I’m beyond flattered 🙂 I think we have similar tastes in food, all your recipes are making me hunnnngry! Have a great weekend.

    • rebekah

      no, thank YOU for having such a delicious blog 🙂 i went through almost all of it yesterday all “i’m gonna make that…and that…and that…”

  2. I was looking at this recipe to make at some point. It looks great and bet my kids would love it!

    • rebekah

      you should make it! let me tell you, my younger brother (who eats like a picky little kid) lives with me and he is picky to the extreme – doesn’t handle veggies at all, just plain won’t eat most things i make, but he absolutely RAVED about this last night. I hope your kids do like it! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Ok… as I was reading this… the name of the chicken just kinda made me go, “meh”… so I started just scrolling through… then I saw the pic!! Yum! I scrolled back to read it!
    a RR approved… YummO!

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