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  • 1 tablespoons - mirin rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons - honey
  • 2 tablespoons - soy sauce
  • - 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoons - water
  • 2 - skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves - garlic, skin on
  • 5 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1/2 cups - Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings
  • 8 cups - fresh spinach
  • - Salt
  • - Aged balsamic vinegar
  • - Lemon wedges, optional
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small pot over high heat, bring mirin, honey, soy sauce, ginger and water to a boil and simmer 15 seconds. Set marinade aside to cool.

    2. Meanwhile, halve chicken breasts. Use a mallet or rolling pin to pound cutlets to about ¼ -inch thick. Add flour to a shallow bowl. Dip cutlets into flour and shake off excess.

    3. Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary to avoid crowding pan, add chicken and fry until just golden, about 3 minutes. Add 1 garlic clove to pan and flip chicken. Fry reverse side until golden, about 2 minutes more.

    4. Transfer chicken to a baking dish and brush generously all over with marinade. Cover with Parmigiano and bake on top rack until cheese melts and browns in spots, about 7 minutes.

    5. Wipe out skillet and set over high heat. Add remaining oil and garlic. Once hot, add spinach and sauté until just wilted, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

    6. Serve chicken with sautéed spinach and drizzle everything with aged balsamic. Garnish with lemon wedges, if you like.

    Brief Description

    The type of meal the young chefs might prepare for the restaurant's family meal the staff eats each night before service.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min



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    February 6, 2016

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