Parmesan Crusted Chicken

 

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I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a sucker for a good baked chicken recipe or the Marsala mushrooms that are smothering the crunchy, parmesan crusted, perfectly tender chicken breasts, but this is one of my favorite things to make for dinner. I have been making it for years and it never disappoints. It’s really easy too! It will take you about 45 minutes from fridge to table. I like to serve this chicken covered in Marsala mushrooms with fresh steamed asparagus and mashed potatoes. Not to mention this chicken is amazing to cut up and toss on a salad for lunch during the week or to put on sandwiches. You’ll need a few things to make this:
– Chicken breast (boneless skinless)
– Flour (about 2 cups)
– Garlic powder (3tsp)
– Salt (a generous pinch)
– Pepper (3 tsp)
– Parsley flakes (a generous pinch)
– Eggs (2 eggs 2 yolks)
– Parmesan cheese (about 3/4’s cup per chicken breast)
– Olive oil (to brown in the pan)

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Start by creating your mixes. Combine the seasoning with the flour in a long flat container and mix well. Then set aside and in a separate container mix your two eggs and two egg yolks, mix well. Lastly pour the parmesan cheese into a third long flat container. Start tenderizing your chicken breasts, you can use a meat tenderizer or as I like to do use my fist. Lightly. It’s a good stress relief after work!
When your chicken is ready to be coated, put the skilled on medium to high heat with a generous amount of olive oil in the pan. Allow this oil to heat up, you are going to sear the sides of the chicken to create the crunchy crust on the chicken. Dip the chicken first in the seasoned flour, then in the egg and lastly in the parmesan cheese. Don’t be afraid to really pile it on here, the cheese needs to cover every spot of the chicken. Then place the coated breast in the preheated pan. Let cook for 3-4 minutes on one side without moving or until the cheese is a beautiful golden color. Be firm as you turn the chicken over as the coating could stick to the pan when you turn it over and repeat on the other side. Place the browned crusted chicken in a greased baking pan.
Continue to do this to all the chicken you would like to prepare, weather you are cooking for a family of 6 or just yourself and the rest of the week! Toss them in the oven at 400 for 40 minutes and you are good to go!

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