Chicken Paillard

Grown-up Chicken Nuggets aka Chicken Paillards

It was Kelsey’s birthday last week and after all the celebrating was over, I started thinking about getting older and all that goes along with it.


Rem chick nugs? You probably worshiped them as a shnub and now are at the tender age of 25 still jonesin for them.  Maybe you’re not jonesin because you still eat them.  It’s hard to say.

What I will say is you gotta drop the nugs.  It’s over for you two.  I know you’re upset.  I know we might not talk for a while but the jig is up.  Some things just no longer go together.  Saving for a condo… eating chicken nuggets….. spending a week’s pay on a handbag…. eating chicken nuggets….having a locally sourced turkey sandwich from Dean & Deluca for lunch…. then drunk eating chicken nuggets.

But you know I got you.  Chick nugs aren’t going away for a lifetime… they are just coming back in the form of socially acceptable adult food.  Chicken Paillards.  The good news is you get to the beat the crap out of the chicken (see my thoughts on this in our Wheat Bread post).  This should reduce some of the anxiety you have over abandoning chicken nuggets for better, tastier fare that actually has something to do with real, edible food.

So steps for Chicken Paillard Recipe:

Beat crap out of chicken

Bread chicken (Use panko bread crumbs or else)

Pan fry

Serve with salad on top



I know this is a big change.  I promise it will grow on you.  Don’t be mad.

*White Trash Option: Keep eating chick nugs- I know you can do it though…. Let go of the nugs….

4 thoughts on “Chicken Paillard

  1. Hi, Amanda- yes we do! It is a creamy parmesan dressing:

    Put the 2 anchovies, 2 egg yolks, 2 garlic cloves, the juice of two lemons, and 1 tablespoon water into a blender and process for 30 seconds. With the blender running, pour 0.5 cup olive oil in slowly for the dressing to get thick. Stir in 0.25 cups parmesan, salt and pep.

    You could really do any dressing but this one is great!

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