Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Parmesan-Garlic Crusted Baked Chicken

Here's one our family favorites that I made last night. I got the recipe from Cook's Country Magazine about 3 years ago. I make it at least once a month, year-round. It takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare the chicken & you can make the sides while the chicken bakes.
The chicken's paired with zucchini & yellow squash (I wanted to try the frozen kind - it was totally gross! Buy fresh everytime & steam it!), broccoli, and Rice-A-Roni Nature's Way Parmesan & Romano flavor and pink lemonade. Super yum.

Parmesan-Garlic Crusted Baked Chicken
Preheat oven to 425*.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I like the hand-trimmed ones from Albertsons. Don't use cheaper ones cuz they come out tough.)

Line 2 glass 9x13" pans with foil & lay 3 chicken breasts in each, about 2 inches apart. No need to grease pans. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.

In 1 cereal-size bowl, mix:
1/2 cup Italian flavor or Garlic-Herb bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, minced (or a cereal-spoon size scoop from pre-minced garlic in a jar)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Stir together until well-mixed & SLIGHTLY damp. Add more olive oil, if needed.

In a 2nd cereal-size bowl, mix:
1/2 cup + a soup-spoonful Mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip!!)
3-4 Tablespoons dried Italian seasonings

Spread a spoonful of the mayonnaise mixture evenly over top of each chicken breast. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top of mayonnaise mixture & press lightly to stick it to the mayo mixture.

Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes (until bread crumbs are golden brown & thickest part of chicken registers 160* on a thermometer).

YUMMY!! :)

Posted by Kathryn at 1:23 PM


Anne said...

Mmmm this looks so yummy! What a great blog to start, I hope to post something soon. Can't wait to see others' ideas, too!

L4GWTW said...

kathy a thought when I made this one with Laura and we both LOVED it, we did plain yogurt instead of mayo as I HATE mayo. It seemed to taste great and I don't think there was much of a difference. I guess I will have to cook it again!

Janis said...

For this recipe, when you say 3-4 Tb dried Italian seasonings, do you mean the seasoning bottle that says Italian seasoning, or the packet of Italian seasoning to make Italian salad dressing?

Kathryn said...

I meant the bottle of McCormick dried spices labeled "Italian Seasoning".

NOT the salad dressing kind.

Janis said...

Yummy! We made this tonight. It was a hit.

I did not use 3-4 Tb of Italian Seasonings mixed in with the mayonaise because after I put in 2 it looked like so much that I stopped. Also, I won't add the salt the next time. I think there is so much flavor in the toppings already that it may not even need the added salt.

Thanks for sharing. It really was delicious.


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