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Fried Chicken with Italian Everything Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are a popular coating for chicken, especially when combined with seasoned flour and egg, and you have the choice of dried or fresh breadcrumbs. If you have some stale bread to use up, consider making a breaded chicken recipe. The type of bread you use determines the flavor of the finished chicken, and there are lots of types to choose from.

Why Use Italian Everything Bread

Although ciabatta, whole wheat or even plain old white bread will all yield satisfactory breadcrumbs, Italian everything bread, which is widely available, is very popular in our household. This type of bread has seeds and grains on top, so you are going to get an interesting texture in the finished dish, along with more flavors. Just process the bread for a few seconds in the blender or food processor to convert it into breadcrumbs, then you can make the following recipe. The bread does not have to be stale, but if you do find yourself with leftover stale bread, this is a great way to use it up.

Depending how thick the slices of bread are, you will need about 8 slices to get 2½ cups of breadcrumbs. If you enjoy this recipe you might want to make it often. Something else you can try is coating fish filets in this breadcrumb mixture, then serving them with lemon wedges. Fish would have a much shorter cooking time of course. This Italian everything breadcrumb chicken is cooked in a pan in butter, so you can expect an incredible flavor along with a nice crunch. Continue reading