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Graham Cracker Fried Chicken Breasts with Honey Mustard Mayonnaise


  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetalbe oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Cover each chicken breast with a piece of plastic wrap, and flatten it to an even 1/2 inch with a meat pounder or bottom of a heavy pan.

Combine the cracker crumbs, flour, cayenne and salt on a plate and dredge each chicken breast in the mixture, coating it well.

In a large non-stick skillet heat the oil and butter over moderate heat. Saute the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side, reducing the heat if it starts to burn. Transfer to brown paper to drain.

In a bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients and serve with the chicken.

Serves 4

From Leslie Glover Pendleton


The inspiration for this coating comes from a signature dish at New York’s fabulous Union Square Café. They coat calamari (squid) with graham cracker crumbs in order to brown quickly (the sugar in the crumbs caramelizes) without overcooking.