Bake this crunchy coated chicken and serve with a tzatziki-style sauce for a spin on traditional fried chicken.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk, divided
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
1 cup (250 mL) panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried oregano
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
Finely grated zest from 1 lemon
1/3 cup (75 mL) crumbled Canadian Feta
1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped fresh dill
1/3 cup (75 mL) finely diced cucumber
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Line a baking sheet with foil; lightly grease.
Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise.
Place 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk in a medium bowl; whisk in mustard, salt and pepper.
Place breadcrumbs and oregano in a shallow dish.
Working with 1 piece of chicken at a time, dip in milk-mustard mixture followed by breadcrumb mixture, rolling and coating well. Set on foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 25 min, turning halfway through, until chicken is golden and cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 min. Sprinkle with flour; whisk to combine. Gradually whisk in remaining milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Whisk for 2 to 3 min until smooth and thickened. Stir in lemon zest, feta, dill and cucumber.
Serve chicken with sauce spooned over top.
Variation: Add about 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely grated Canadian parmesan to panko breadcrumb mixture.
This classic, one-pan meal is perfect for those nights when you want to treat your family to something delicious and hearty without the big cleanup. For added creaminess, add a generous dollop of sour cream!