THE CRUSTED CLUCKER
- 2 - 3 breasts chicken, pounded to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 3.5 oz container of green chile soft cheese spread (I used a jar from A Southern Season in Chapel Hill, however I will tell you below how to make your own)
- 1 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs
- Fresh cilantro
- Salt & Pepper to taste
To make your own green chile cheese, take a container of plain soft cheese such as Rondele and fold in a drained small can of green chiles. How easy was that?
I like to serve the Crusted Clucker alongside a light and sweet spinach salad with watermelon, red onion, a crumble of room temperature feta cheese and a homemade vinaigrette of olive oil and champagne vinegar (white wine vinegar would be a great substitute). Chiffonade a handful of fresh mint and toss over the top of the salad to make it exceptional.