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Baked Parmesan Chicken


Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken has a crispy crunchy coating with a tender juicy chicken breast inside. Nobody will ever believe that this is baked and not fried! These are great served on their own and make a great sandwich!

The crisp coating on this chicken is livened up with Parmesan, parsley, and oregano before it’s baked to golden perfection. Whole-grain pasta topped with Italian Salsa Salad (page 34) would complete the meal deliciously and nutritiously.

Serves: 4
Serving size: 3 oz chicken
Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 18 minutes

Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe Process

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, water, and oil. In a separate shallow dish or pie pan, stir together the remaining ingredients except the chicken. Set the dishes and baking dish in a row, assembly-line fashion. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the crumb mixture, turning to coat at each step and gently shaking off any excess. Using your fingertips, gently press the coating mixture so it adheres to the chicken. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the baking dish. Lightly spray the chicken with cooking spray.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the top coating is golden brown.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 large egg
1 Tbsp water
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup finely crushed whole-grain crisp bread
1/3 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp ground oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each), all visible fat discarded, flattened to 1/4inch thickness

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