Apr 4, 2012

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

½ c. butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
¾ c. dry bread crumbs
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ c. shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ tsp. dried parsley
¼ tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded thin

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat and cook garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. In shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, cheeses, and seasonings. Dip each chicken breast in garlic butter to coat, then press into bread crumb mixture. Arrange chicken breasts in 9x13” baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining butter and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

• I used margarine and minced garlic from a jar.
• I also used Italian seasoned bread crumbs.
• I only had ¼ c. Parmesan cheese so I used what I had.
• I also only baked 3 chicken breasts, but didn’t adjust the recipe. I forgot to pound them thin and they turned out just fine.
• The bread crumb mixture won’t stick to the chicken very well after dipping in butter so you’ll have to hold it on there until you put it in the baking dish.
• Since I only cooked 3 breasts, there was a lot of butter and bread crumb mix left over. I drizzled all the butter over the chicken and sprinkled with the bread crumbs. The bread crumbs will soak it all up.
• At the end of the baking time, I turned on the broiler for about 5 minutes (my baking dish was about 10” below the broiler) to give the chicken a nice golden color. The result is very moist chicken breasts with a tasty, crispy crust.


Carol said...

Looks good, Meari! I'll have to give it a try when my sons are over for Sunday dinner sometime :)

Veronica said...

Thanks for posting the recipe and sending it to me too :) It really does look delicious.


Vicky said...

Thank you, with 4 days off this weekend this could be on the list for Sunday or Monday nights dinner.

Mary said...

Thank you for the recipe!!! Have a great week!

Deb said...

Ooooh...this sounds YUMMY! Thank you for sharing your recipe and tips!

Elena said...

Thank you, looks yummy!

MaryT said...

Meari this sound so yummy I do one similar. But it uses corn flakes I am going to give this one a try.

Mary Louise in IN