Baked Garlic Parmesean Chicken

So I had no idea what would go with Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken (man that is a mouthful).  Anyway I made it.

The last couple of minutes of baking for the chicken

I found the recipe on allrecipes.com

  • 2 tablespoons 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic 3 cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs (too much)
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, blend the olive oil and garlic. In a separate bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper. Dip each chicken breast in the oil mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
I should have used the basil leaves, but it tastes just fine.  Parmesan and Garlic are both very strong flavors so I didn’t want them overpowering anything or being overpowered themselves.  But I could have played with the basil.  Also I guess I might have had too much bread crumbs because when I was making the chicken I actually only had 3 large chicken breasts instead of 6 which I ended up cutting them in half and then having 6.  So they were probably thinner than the recipe called for.  It still tasted fine.
I didn’t know what to put it with, baked chicken with parmesan cheese and rice didn’t seem very appealing.  I remembered that I have some spinach and ricotta tortellini.  I threw some garlic in there as well and some cracked peppers because I never know what type of sauce to put on top of my tortellini.  I usually eat them with just parmesan sprinkled on top but this was delicious.  It still had the parmesan and it gave me the protein that I usually don’t get with this meal.  I’m so excited because this is my dinner tonight.
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About akindafoodblog

I'm a picky foodie in training. I can't stop talking about food, so writing about it seems like a normal transition. There are so many foods I don't like, and that's a bit of a problem. I don't really know how to cook but I love to bake. So I'm on a culinary journey and I want to invite everyone to join me.
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