Saturday, October 19, 2013


Let me begin by saying I do not love chicken.  I prefer to make a meal of red meat, pork, or even a meatless main dish of pasta.  This chicken is definitely an exception.  It is so beyond delicious, juicy and flavorful.  I found the original recipe here but tweaked it slightly.


4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup shredded parmesan (the kind in the plastic tub)
1 envelope Good Seasons Zesty Italian dry mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 cup shredded mozzarella
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Heat oven to 400.  Mix parmesan cheese, dressing mix, breadcrumbs, and garlic powder in a shallow, wide bowl.  Combine olive oil and garlic in plate.  Dip both sides of chicken in olive oil mixture, then press into breadcrumb mixture, making sure to evenly coat both sides.  Place in baking dish or on foil-lined baking sheet.  Bake 25 minutes, or until chicken is almost cooked through, then top with shredded mozzarella.  Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is fully cooked.

Look closely at this piece- I always have to cut into chicken to see if it's done.  What a pro!

Saving the best bites for last...

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