April 15, 2011

Cheesy Chicken

This chicken is SCRUMPTIOUS! Soooo good. Four breast halves are supposed to feed four people, but you'll want more than just a half! I was stealing off the children's plates. What? They weren't appreciating it. ;) My 4 year old loved it (called it "yummy chicken", but could only eat half of a half). So tender and savory! You'd better believe I scraped the yummy cheesiness that baked to the bottom of the pan and ate it with my chicken. YUM-MY. Make it, you won't regret it. Serves...ahem...4. ;)

Cheesy Chicken

1/4 c butter*
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c breadcrumbs
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
3/4 c shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp dried parsley or 1 tsp fresh
1/4 dried oregano or 1 tsp fresh
1/4 ground black pepper
1/4 tsp tsp salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs (Panko are my favorite), Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper, and salt.
4. Dip each breast in the garlic butter to coat, then coat with breadcrumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken in greased baking dish. Drizzle any remaining garlic butter and crumb mixture over top of breasts. Bake 30 minutes, or until center of breasts are no longer pink.

*You could probably almost half that amount if you wanted to make it less fattening, and skip the step where you drizzle the excess on top before baking.

1 comment:

  1. This was really good, but the garlic was a bit strong. So, if I make it again, I will half the garlic. But, everything else about it was delish!