Sunday, October 01, 2006

Wasabi-Crusted Chicken Breasts

1 1/4 cups fresh breadcrumbs made from crustless French bread
4 teaspoons wasabi powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs, beaten to blend
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, flattened to 1/3-inch thickness between plastic wrap

4 tablespoons peanut oil

3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
3 tablespoons sake
3 tablespoons low-salt chicken broth
3 green onions, thinly sliced

Combine panko, wasabi powder, salt, and pepper in large shallow dish. Place eggs in pie dish. Dip chicken, 1 breast at a time, in egg, then in panko mixture. Turn to coat completely.

Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté 2 chicken breasts until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to platter. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

Add teriyaki sauce, sake, and chicken broth to skillet; bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Drizzle sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and serve.

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