Sep 25, 2008

Leftover Pimento Cheese


From Southern Living:
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Fried Chicken (Bless you, Southern Living!)

Yield
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 1/2 to 2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups Pimiento Cheese
Garnish: chopped fresh chives
Preparation
1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
2. Whisk together 1/2 cup milk and egg. Dip chicken in milk mixture, and dredge in breadcrumbs.
3. Pour oil to a depth of 1/8 inch in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil about 10 minutes on each side or until done.
4. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Hold chicken with tongs, and cut a slit in 1 side of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Spoon 1/3 cup Pimiento Cheese into each pocket.
5. Bake at 350° for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

I'm just going to have to face fact- I think being a chunky-bride is in my future.

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