Old Bay Seasoned Crispy Crumb Chicken

Crunchy crispy chicken with Old Bay seasoned crumbs.  Totally yummy served with whatever you fancy, or my roasted vegetables and mozzarella from my previous post.


Old Bay Seasoning is marvelous stuff, it can be used for all sorts, seafood, meat or poultry.  I got a tin from eBay from someone selling it in the UK.  I paid about £5 with postage.  They'd obviously brought it from the States as it's almost impossible to find over here.  Well worth buying a tin as it lasts ages. 


You will need:
2 skinless chicken breast fillets
3 tablespoons of plain flour
1 heaped tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
freshly ground black pepper
1 egg - lightly beaten
1/2 a tablespoon of water
2 slices of bread - whizzed up to make breadcrumbs (not too fine)
a knob of unsalted butter
extra virgin olive oil


How to do it:
Start by toasting the breadcrumbs in a dry frying pan.  Moving them about so they don't burn.  You just want a bit of colour to them and this will make them more crunchy.

Put each chicken fillets between a large sheet of cling film. Using something flat and bashable then bash them a little bit but not too hard, or they will tear.  You just want to make them thinner so they cook quickly.  Each fillet need to be about about 1/4 inch thick.

Now, get yourself 3 plates and put them all in a row. 

On the 1st plate, mix together the flour, Old Bay seasoning and a little black pepper.  I don't think you need any salt as the Old Bay will be enough to do the trick.

Lightly beat the egg together with the water and pour onto the 2nd plate.

On the 3rd plate pour on the breadcrumbs.

Coat the chicken on both sides with the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture.  
Now lightly press them into the crumbs turning so they are coated nicely all over.


Heat a good sized knob of butter and a couple of glugs of olive oil in a frying pan large enough to hold both the chicken pieces at the same time.
Cook over a medium-low heat for 2 to 3 to minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
Serve immediately with whatever takes your fancy.


11 comments:

Sandi said...

this looks really good and I have a whole can of Old Bay that I bought and didn't know what I would do with...well now I know....LOL!!! Btw, how much would a knob of butter be? Would it be about a tablespoon?

Debby said...

OK, I'm only having my morning coffee here and that picture made me salivate! It looks awesome. I fixed a meal the other night and did the chicken somewhat that style. I never thought of using Old Bay! I shall try it for sure. Your roasted veg was a perfect side dish for the chicken too. Looks yummy!

PS: I save the heavy plastic bags our cereal comes in for bashing meat.

Jan said...

Hi Sandi - a knob is about 15g - just a small slice.

Debby - a great idea with the plastic bags!

Lucie said...

Delicious Jan! I have not heard of Old Bay before - sounds so tasty.

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

Will be over later.....for dinner. I#ll bring a bottle!!! Seriously it looks fab

James said...

I always remember when I was bashing out chicken with a saucepan and the pan fell apart and the end went flying off. Got a meat bat now....

Never heard of old bay either. Sounds like a good one to have around. I add parmesan too. Cheese addict.

Bellini Valli said...

I do have some Old Bay Seasoning from teh swafood store so this works for me:D

Sook said...

Oh your chicken looks perfectly crispy. Yummy!

Sylvie said...

I'm stabbing at my laptop screen with my knife and fork it looks that good.

Peter M said...

Jan, nice....crispy and indeedy 'bashable'! lol

Nice to know you can get Old Bay there...it's great w/ seafood.

Margaret said...

Looks delicious Jan.

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