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Garlic Cheddar Chicken

June 22, 2008

Garlic Cheddar chicken

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs (I substituted panko just because I like it better)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (I used good old Kraft… Didn’t feel like shelling out the $$)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded thin (Forgot to pound it… turned out just fine)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, and cook the garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper, and salt.
  4. Dip each chicken breast in the garlic butter to coat, then press into the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining butter and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture. (I laid out a layer of panko on the bottom of the pan to help the bottom stay a little more crispy. It seemed to work).
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Serves 4.

Okay, so I must admit that this was the second time I’ve *tried* a Garlic Chedar Chicken recipe. The first recipe I tried was NOT good. I don’t even remember what happened except that there was a lot of poultry seasoning involved. This one from AllRecipes is so good, though! I made a couple of substitutions just because and forgot to pound the meat, so I was hoping it would be okay. I even burned the garlic when cooking it (turned away for just a second!! Isn’t that how it always happens???), and it was STILL fabulous!

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