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Breaded chicken topped with sauce and cheese.
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Malibu Chicken

Panko breaded chicken topped with deli ham and Swiss cheese and served with a honey dijon dipping sauce. A copycat version of Sizzler's classic Malibu Chicken.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Italian style Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil, about 3 tablespoons or enough to generously coat skillet
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, coarse ground or regular
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grab 3 pie plates or similar wide, shallow dishes. Place flour in one, bread crumbs in another, and whisk egg with vegetable oil in the 3rd dish. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. One by one, dip the pieces into flour, then into the egg/oil mixture, then lastly into the Panko bread crumbs.
  • Coat an oven-proof skillet with a generous amount of olive oil and place over medium heat. As you bread each piece of chicken, transfer it to the pan. Allow to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Season it with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper while it cooks. You don't want to cook the chicken through at this point. Once browned, layer the chicken with a piece of ham and then top with the Swiss cheese.
  • Transfer pan to the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, till chicken is thoroughly cooked through to the center. Serve with dipping sauce.
  • For the Dipping Sauce:While the chicken is baking, combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Serving more than four? No problem! Double the recipe and brown the chicken in batches. Line a large baking sheet with foil and generously coat the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer the browned chicken to the prepared baking sheet and proceed with recipe as directed.