Although i have made other recipes that called for them, this is my first time actually using Japanese Panko breadcrumbs. They were fantastic!
The whole meal went very well together. The stir fried bok choy was soft and salty, and the panko ‘fried’ chicken was crunchy and spicy on the outside and moist and tender inside. The following recipe made enough for dinner and lunch for two of us.
Panko ‘Fried’ Chicken:
(adapted from Gourmet Magazine)
- 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
- 1/2 t red pepper
- 1/4 t ground ginger
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t black pepper
- 1/3 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 t pepper
- 1 whole chicken breast (equivalent to two conventional breasts + two tenderloins) rinsed, patted dry, and cut into 10 serving pieces
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Meanwhile, toss breadcrumbs with red pepper, ground ginger, salt, and pepper in a shallow baking pan.
- Mix together butter, 1/2 t salt, and 1/4 t pepper in a bowl. Coat chicken pieces with butter, dredge in breadcrumb mixture, then arrange on baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Stir Fried Bok Choy
- 2 heads of regular bok choy
- 1 1/2 T vegetable oil
- 2 slices ginger, julienne cut
- 3 T soy sauce
- 1 t sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 C water
- After thoroughly washing bok choy, separate stems from leaves. Cut the leaves across and the stems on diagonal.
- Heat oil over medium in large skillet. Add ginger slices and fry until fragrant, 30 seconds.
- Add bok choy stems, stir for a minute, then add the leaves. To save on dishes, I quickly mixed up the soy sauce, sugar, and salt while stir-frying the stalks.
- After adding the ‘sauce’, turn heat up to high and cook for a minute.
- Add water, cover, and cook for 2 minutes.
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