Friday, September 17, 2010

Parmesan Chicken


I don't know why I'm always amazed by how good everything is with Parmesan cheese.  This chicken is no exception.  Plus, you have some choice as to how you cook it.  If you're in a hurry, you can cook it in the frying pan.  Feeling healthy?  Bake it!  Or you can go somewhere in between - whatever you like.  It'll be good however you cook it because of the Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 egg
1-2 Tsbp vegetable oil

Flatten chicken to 1/4" thickness.  In a shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and basil.  In another bowl, beat the egg.  Dip chicken in the egg, then coat in crumb mixture. 

In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear.  OR
In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes per side, and then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until juices run clear.  OR
Bake coated chicken breasts in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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