Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Parmesan Chicken

In spite of all the recent drama, I still have to eat. I've stumbled upon a couple of fun looking food blogs, and found this recipe for parmesan chicken on Simply Recipes. It was easy and fast to make, and was great for dinner. It was even better for snacks - I've been munching on my little parmesan nuggets for the past couple days.

This is the recipe direct from the blog. The only changes I made were to use fresh herbs from the garden in place of the dry ones [and Elise, if you're reading this, I never follow recipes very closely; this might be the closest I've ever come - so I'll be looking forward to trying your other recipes!]

1 clove garlic, minced
1 stick unsalted butter (1/4 pound), melted
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
A large pinch of Italian seasoning (herb mix)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 lbs of skinless, boneless, chicken meat, cut into pieces no larger than 2x2 inches

1 Preheat oven to 450°F.

2 In a bowl, combine the minced garlic with the melted butter. In another bowl mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, salt, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Dip chicken pieces into garlic butter, then into crumb mixture to coat.

3 Place coated chicken pieces on to a 9x13 baking dish. Try to leave a little room between each piece. Drizzle with remaining garlic butter and bake uncovered 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Note that the chicken will get much more browned on the bottom side than on the top.

Serves 4-6.

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