“Johnny Jet” Sandwich and Cold String Bean Salad

By The Marilyn Denis Show
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This delicious chicken dish will wow your friends, and the healthy salad for a side makes it a whole meal! 

SERVES
3
 TO
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

For the breaded chicken cutlet:

  • 6 chicken cutlets, flattened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Paprika (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

For the 'Johnny Jet' Sandwich:

  • Italian semolina bread, sliced
  • 4 slices low-sodium ham
  • 2 slices alpine swiss cheese (per sandwich)
  • Honey mustard to taste (per sandwich)

For the cold string bean salad:

  • 900 grams string beans
  • 1 medium red onion
  • Crumbled feta
  • Sliced almonds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste

Directions

For the breaded chicken cutlet:

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels
  2. Lightly salt each cutlet (optional).
  3. Prepare three bowls for breading the chicken. Bowl one is for the flour (add a little paprika if you like). Bowl two is for the eggs (plus a little water) mixed up well and bowl three is for the mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  4. Bread the chicken. While breading, always make sure to do it in this order: Dip the chicken in the flour first (bowl one), then the eggs (bowl two), followed by the bread crumbs and cheese mix (bowl three). 
  5. Put enough olive oil in the frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan. You can always add more if needed.    
  6. Heat olive oil in a frying pan until hot.  
  7. Fry the chicken in the pan for about four minutes on each side until it's brown on each side. Be careful not to overcook, as it will make the chicken tough and chewy.
  8. Fry the chicken in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan when frying. In between batches, you can add more olive oil if needed. If you do add more oil just be sure to let it become hot before you add more chicken.
  9. Remove the chicken from the fry pan and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Serve with a side string bean salad (recipe below), and enjoy!

For the 'Johnny Jet' sandwich:

  1. Place the cutlet onto semolina bread, top with low-sodium ham.
  2. Place cheese on top.
  3. Add honey mustard to bread top and place on top of sandwich. Enjoy!

For the cold string bean salad:

  1. Boil string beans to al dente (not too squishy!)
  2. Chop up the rest of the ingredients. Combine all ingredients in bowl and drizzle with balsamic vinegar olive oil. Toss and serve!

*This salad can also be served hot!

 

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