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New Orleans Garlic Chicken Recipe

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  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • A New Orleans-style take on garlic chicken that will have your taste buds dancing for joy.


  • 2 tbsp Emeril’s® Original Essence
  • 5 slice white bread, crumbled
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup sour cream, optional


  1. In food processor combine garlic, cilantro and 1 tablespoon oil. Process until pureed. Set aside ½ mixture.
  2. Add Emeril’s Original Essence and bread, and process on high for 1 minute until well blended.
  3. Dip chicken breasts first in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Heat remaining oil and sauté chicken breasts until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  5. Add remaining cilantro mixture, lime or lemon juice, and wine.
  6. Deglaze pan and reduce mixture slightly. Pour over chicken.
  7. Serve with dollop of sour cream.