Monday, September 16, 2013

Parmesan Baked Fried Chicken

Parmesan Baked Fried Chicken
I needed a protein and something crunchy to go with my ratatouille. Something quick too since I was already making that and realized that Hubby probably won't eat it unless I pair it with some sort of meat. Darn that man and his meat addictions! Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand to make this. Whew.

The best part is that you can just cut the chicken breasts into strips and cook for only 20 minutes. Then you have chicken strips! Or cut into chunks, bake for 15 minutes and you have chicken nuggets. So easy and versatile, right? ;)

Parmesan Baked Fried Chicken
(serves 2)

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsps Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsps mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. In a large Ziploc bag, combine Panko, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and pepper. Shake to mix well. Set aside.
  4. Pat chicken breasts dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Spoon mayonnaise on top of the chicken breasts. Smear until well coated. 
  5. Drop one breast into the Ziploc bag. Shake until well coated. Lay on the baking sheet. Repeat with the other breast.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked through and breading is golden brown. Serve with side pasta or ratatouille.