Friday, September 23, 2011

Thai Breaded Chicken Fillets

I haven't updated this in awhile. It isn't for a lack of cooking, because trust me, I have been cooking. But it's just a lack of free time mostly. I try to update in the evenings, but lately my evenings are filled with homework. Unfortunately, as this blog is so aptly named, my law work is important to me and has to take precedence over things that I just do for fun.

So I still am cooking, because that is a matter of survival... but updating is just going to be slow as I find time to do it.

This chicken recipe is delicious. I served the Thai chicken fillets with stir-fried mushrooms and corn and a cold noodle salad. I won't be sharing the noodle recipe though, because I didn't like it all that much. The chicken on the other hand will be making a home in my recipe box.

Thai Breaded Chicken Fillets

8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into nugget sized pieces
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 tsp grated lime zest
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 3/4 tsp fish sauce
1/4 lemon grass stalk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp bread crumbs
1/2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a food processor combine jalapeno, green onion, lime zest, lime juice, 1/2 of the cilantro, fish sauce, lemon grass, salt, sugar, and mustard. Blend until smooth. Place the chicken in a bowl with the blended sauce. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for an hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 350.

3. In a shall dish mix together the bread crumbs, cilantro, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Remove the chicken from the marinade and roll in the bread crumbs, until evenly coated.

4. Place chicken in a greased pan. Rub a tiny bit of olive oil on top of the chicken. Bake for 20 minutes.

CALORIES: 151 calories
CHOLESTEROL: 60 milligrams
FAT: 2 grams


  1. Sorry, but was is Thai in this Recipe. Thai people don´t eat cheese, they don´t use mustard, they don´t use Jalapeno peppers. So Thai must mean fishsauce and lemongrass ?
    ...and last, but not least, Thai people mostly don´t use ovens.
    Greetz from Chiang Mai Thailand

  2. It was about Thai flavors as opposed to being authentic Thai food. Since I was not preparing this dish in the hopes that someone would believe it was true Thai food, I am not concerned with the fact it does not conform to Thai standards.

    AND I got the recipe from - I didn't name it and I am not concerned about the name.

    If it offends your sensibilities regarding food, I am sorry for that, but this is not a journal of authentic ethnic foods as it is.