Rabbi Shankman’s “Favorite Chicken” Recipe

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This is the basic breaded chicken recipe my family ate on many Friday evenings growing up. As it was a family favorite, and often requested, we’ve always called it “Favorite Chicken”!


  • Boneless Chicken breast
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Panko
  • Italian style bread crumbs (can substitute gluten-free bread crumbs)


  • Put out 3 shallow bowls, or a combination of plates and one shallow bowl for the eggs
  • Place flour on the first plate/bowl
  • Beat 2 eggs (more depending on the amount of chicken) in the second bowl
  • Mix panko and Italian style bread crumbs on the third plate
  • Coat each piece of chicken on both sides by placing it first in the flour, dipping, and coating it in the egg, and then finally, coating in the panko.
  • Saute the chicken in olive oil on a saute pan on both sides until cooked through. Alternatively, you can bake the chicken.
Please click here to see a Facebook video post that accompanies this recipe.

Susan N. Shankman

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Susan Shankman has been a Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation for more than 20 years, she was elected senior rabbi in August 2022. In addition to officiating services, life cycle events and pastoral care and counseling, Rabbi Shankman coordinates the Confirmation program, works closely with the Women of WHC, focuses on programming...

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