Aug 20
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*Updated 9/16/11, this was my very first post which was an epic fail since I didn’t include a picture. Apparently I thought I could sell it without one. Below is my original commentary. My basil plant recently has been overflowing and one can only eat so much pesto so I decided to make this again. It is a perfect weeknight meal using the fresh tomatoes and corn that is readily available here in NJ. It has tons of flavor and the chicken stays moist from the buttermilk, flour, and panko coating. I kind of think that Blair thought he won the jackpot when I made it for him during our first married summer.

I stumbled upon this recipe last summer in one of her magazines. After finally moving in with my husband, I was really looking for new recipes to wow him! This one did the trick. It is a fresh and light meal using the great produce from your local farmer’s markets.

Pan-Fried Chicken with Fresh Tomato and Corn Salsa
Recipe by Rachael Ray

What you’ll need:
1 cup breadcrumbs, regular or panko
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour
4 chicken breasts
salt and pepper
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups fresh corn- cooked and zipped
2 tomatoes cored and chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

What you’ll do:
In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs and 2 tbsp. of the basil. In a separate dish, add the buttermilk; in a third dish, add the flour. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Working with 1 piece at a time, coat the chicken with the flour, then buttermilk, and finally the breadcrumb mixture.

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and brown on each side, about 5 mins. Drain on paper towels. (Sometimes I get nervous that the chicken isn’t thoroughly cooked so I will put it in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes).

In a large bowl, stir together corn, tomatoes, red onion, the remaining basil, and about 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. Serve over chicken with some cous cous. Enjoy!

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