Phoney Abalone

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 48 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe was originally entered at the Gilroy Garlic festival cook out and is really good. Make lots because it really disappears.”

    Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (14ounce) cans clam juice
  • 6clovesgarlic, chopped
  • 2eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cupsfine breadcrumbs
  • 3tablespoonsbutter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonslite olive oil
  • lemon wedge(optional)
  • tartar sauce(optional)
  • Directions

  • If the breasts are thick slice them in half lengthwise and then place between sheets of waxed paper and pound them thin.
  • Place the pounded breasts in a closed container and pour in the clam nector and garlic.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 36-48 hrs making sure that all of the chicken is covered in the nector.
  • If not, then turn the chicken 3 or four times during marinating.
  • Drain well just before cooking, dip in slightly beaten eggs and bread crumbs and lightly fry in the butter/oil.
  • Reviews

  • “We really enjoyed this chicken. The garlic combined with the clam juice was very good. I made it for 2, and used 1 thick breast, I sliced and then pounded it, and cut the breadcrumbs to 3/4 cup. After the marinating time, this is a snap to make, is ready in 15 minutes. Served this with steamed cauliflower and buttered carrots. Try this, it’s good!”

  • “This is great!!!!and I’m hard to please.the only change I made, was I dipped the chickenin flour than the egg wash..sliced the chicken very thin..I almost thought I was eating abalone…”

  • “Really, really delicious Bergy. The chicken was very tender with a different flavour to the normal chicken dishes. I had this marinating in the fridge and cooked it up after work. It was very quick to make. I had mine with tartare sauce as recommended which was very good. Thanks so much for all your help in making this Bergy!”

  • “Incredible stuff, Bergy!I let mine marinate for 2 days.It was a snap to make, and I had dinner ready in less than 20 minutes (served with sauteed yellow & green squash n’ onions).The flavor was subtle, very, very good and incredibly tender.If I hadn’t put the clam juice in myself, I wouldn’t have had a clue!Thanks for another great one!”

  • “This is very very good. I wasn’t sure what to think it might taste like, but it was wonderful. The clam juice does NOT overpower, nor does the garlic. After marinating, it is so tender, no fork is needed. I served with lemon and tartar sauce as recommended. It really is incredibly good and, after marinating, fast as well as easy. Thanks yet again Bergy.”

  • “omg bergy, my mil gave me this recipe about 32 yrs ago when we moved from california to nj.both dh and I are big fans of abalone which you cannot get on the east coast.Needless to say I lost the recipe and was beside myself when I found yours.Made it tonight and it was terrific.Just like I remembered.I served it with a garlic butter sauce over the top of the chicken but the next time I make it, I will make a beurre blanc sauce which is the san francisco way of serving abalone.Thanks so much for posting this recipe.This one is a keeper for sure, and this time I will guard the recipe and not lose it.”

  • “Was about to post almost the same recipe. The difference is I dip mine in the beaten egg, then into flour and then into the breadcrumbs.”

  • “Thank you so much Bergy for sharing this wonderful recipe.We enjoyed this chicken very much served with lemon rice and fresh fruit and fresh buttered peas.I will be making this again very soon. “

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