Do you Panko?

Nope, it’s not a game like Bunco!  And it’s not the newest challenge on The Price is Right! 

Panko!  Isn’t that a groovy word!?  Say it!  It feels fun to say! 

Panko is Japenese bread crumbs.  I discovered Panko a year or so ago.  I had read about it on the internet on various food sites.  I’d heard them talk about it on Food Network.  But I had never seen it for myself.  I finally found some in my little town at the “bent and dent” store, of all places!  So I snapped some up.  And the box sat in my cabinet for a long time because for the life of me, I couldn’t come up with anything to use them for! 

Then I decided to try panko on some fish.  OH MY!  It opened up a whole new world for me!  I just sprayed the fish with a little non-stick cooking spray to make the crumbs adhere to the fish then ran them through the oven for a few minutes.  It was like having fried fish, but without the guilt! 

So that brings me to the chicken I made last night.  I Panko’d it to make it like fried chicken.  This is almost too simple to share!!!  Here’s what you need:

Panko Chicken Ingredients

*  Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

*  Buttermilk

*  Panko

*  Spice of your choice

Did I mention it was simple?! 

You’ll need to spice up your panko, cuz panko doesn’t come seasoned for you!  Add as much or as little spice as you like.  I chose a garlic herb mix I found at Sam’s.  But any of the Mrs. Dash varieties would be good.  An Italian spice mix would be fabulous!  Some citrus zest and fresh garlic would be tasty!  The possibilities are endless!  Whatever you like best, USE IT!  Don’t be afraid to season! 

This is what I did:

Seasoning the Panko

Once you season up your panko, dip the chicken in the buttermilk and then roll it in the panko.  VOILA!  You’re practically done!  Lay the chicken in a baking dish sprayed liberally with non-stick cooking spray.  Pop it into a preheated 375° oven for 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the chicken breasts. 

Mine looked a little something like this when it went into the oven:

Panko Chicken

YUM!  And double YUM!  I hope you enjoy!  Now tell me how you Panko!

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5 Responses

  1. That sounds delicious. I have never heard of panko, I’ll have to look for it!

  2. Amy, thanks for the link to your new blog. Sure have missed you!

  3. love PANKO!

  4. Thanks for the invite. I love your recipes.

  5. Amy, Try sprinkling some of that Garlic/Herb on some cream cheese, that has been spread on one side of some french bread, that you have sliced up. Then add sliced cheddar cheese…to make your self a grilled cheese…they are awesome! I love the garlic pepper spice too!

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