Spring is coming, or at least I keep telling myself this! At least our snow is gone and a few warmer days and some rain and things should start turning green. This time of year I like to focus on healthy eating and this Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad is a perfect example of enjoying a delicious meal and eating healthy at the same time!Chicken with Arugula Salad

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad

2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1 large egg
2 tsp water
3 Tbsp whole wheat Panko bread crumbs
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
4 (4oz) boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp & 1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh chives, minced
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt

5oz container of Mixed Baby Greens or Baby Arugula
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
½ English cucumber
¼ cup chopped pepperoncini

Place the flour in a sheet of waxed paper.

Beat together the egg white, and 1 tsp of water in a shallow dish. Combine panko and Parmesan on another sheet of wax paper. Working with one chicken breast at a time, dip both sides in flour, then into the egg white mixture and then into the crumb mixture.Chicken with Arugula Salad

Heat 1 tsp oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.Chicken with Arugula Salad

Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp water, chives, vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt in a large bowl.Chicken with Arugula Salad Add greens, tomatoes, cucumber and pepperoncini and toss to coat.Chicken with Arugula Salad Place the salad on a plate and top with the sliced chicken. Enjoy!Chicken with Arugula Salad118db4m

15 comments on “Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad

Yankee Burrow on April 1, 2016 12:06 am

we have a family favorite recipe similar to this, but without the salad. I’ve never tried arugula before, does it taste much different than regular lettuce?
Debbi

Nancy Wolff on April 1, 2016 1:02 pm

Yankee,
Arugula is a little less sweet than regular lettuce but very tasty. I like to include it in a mix of greens!

Latane Barton on April 1, 2016 10:16 am

Oh yum. That looks so good!

Nancy Wolff on April 1, 2016 1:01 pm

Letane,
Believe me this is a delicious meal!

tanya breese on April 1, 2016 2:32 pm

that looks delicious!

Marla on April 2, 2016 3:40 pm

Hi Nancy,
I am so glad Spring is here or at least almost here. I have loads of daffodils blooming, roses bushes, lilacs are coming out in buds. Your chicken recipe sound great and tasty and I am a chicken lover. The salad looks so healthy, colorful, and tasty. Our family garden has spinach coming up from last fall planting so delicious fresh greens are ready to eat. I think arugula is a great alternative to regular lettuce – it does have a stronger or tangy taste. It taste great mixing them together. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

Nancy Wolff on April 4, 2016 12:34 pm

Maria,
I can’t wait for spring, I really thought it would be early but unfortunately we got snow yesterday and it’s snowing today and it’s April!

Mistie on April 3, 2016 7:15 pm

Looks delicious! Love arugula here and like the pepperoncini addition. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

Jess on April 9, 2016 9:26 pm

Heavenly! That’s what this sounds like! YUM!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Heather (@GoodliciousFood) on April 11, 2016 12:13 am

Looks yummy. I’m going to try this recipe this week.

Nancy Wolff on April 11, 2016 11:28 am

Heather,
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

swathi on April 11, 2016 8:16 pm

Looks delicious love these Parmesan crusted chicken with arugula salad.thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama on April 12, 2016 1:12 am

Y.U.M. I love Parmesan and I love arugula, and I want this NOW. 😉 But as it is 9:12 at night, I think I’ll just pin for later. Glad I found you at Turn It Up Tuesdays!

Nancy Wolff on April 12, 2016 12:14 pm

Elizabeth,
You will love this recipe and the best thing is the leftovers make a great lunch the next day! Thanks for stoping by!
-Nancy

Elaine on April 13, 2016 2:01 pm

What a great dish!! I would eat this for supper any day of the week! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! See you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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