Bailik (buy-lick)

Bailik (buy-lick)


"My Jewish great grandmother's recipe for chicken. Chicken is battered and breaded with a matzo coating that is seasoned with Hungarian paprika for a winning flavor."


40 m servings 468 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 207 mg
  • 69%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1 tablespoon of paprika, mustard, salt and pepper. In a separate dish, stir together the remaining paprika and matzo meal.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip each chicken breast into the eggs, then into the matzo meal until completely coated. Make sure you can see no chicken through the breading, or it may fall off. Fry in the hot oil for about 5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is firm and the juices run clear. If it starts to brown too fast, reduce the heat slightly.
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  1. 20 Ratings


I've had this many many times, and it's great every time. The key is to not try to cook the chicken too fast, or it will turn brown on the outside and not done inside.

I wish more folks would submit recipes from their Grandmothers...I find those recipes to be the best...the older..the better. I love trying old tried and true recipes from different countries. T...

When I fry things like this, I ALWAYS use half olive oil and half butter. One brings down the temperature of the other which gives you more control... and great taste.

Not a favorite but I might repeat - it's just that there's so many things to try that I often don't repeat even the ones I really liked.

Great recipe. The trick to not having the breading fall off is to double dip -- egg, then matzo meal, then egg, then matzo meal again. If you fry at the correct temp, this absorbs very little ...

I add lemon juice to the egg mixture. Also, rather than frying, I spray the cutlets with a canola oil spray and bake at 425 until done (I put on a rack so the underside gets crispy, too). It's...

I did not care for this recipe.

My 15 year old daughter chose this recipe for her night to cook and I was a little leary of her trying it, but she did awesome and the chicken was really good. I'd like to put a bit more spice i...

I thought this recipe was very tasty! I made this for my parents and they both enjoyed it.