I'm always looking for light and simple ways to create "WOW"
chicken dishes that are secretly SIMPLE and pack flavor!
I just happened to be watching the Rachael Ray show today. She was making a very easy chicken dish! It looked sooooooo yummy (and "figure friendly") and as I was watching it, I realized I actually had ALL the ingredients. No grocery shopping trip for me. I was making this recipe....tonight.
|Preheat oven to 400 degrees.|
Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat
|When butter gets bubbly, add minced garlic and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.|
|It will brown up beautifully.|
|Pour the panko breadcrumbs in a dish. ( I used a casserole pan)|
Pour the garlic butter over the breadcrumbs.
|Stir and let cool.|
|Add the cheese and all the FRESH herbs.|
|Place the chicken on parchment paper.|
Rub a little olive oil on both sides.
Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
|Add a little squirt of Dijon mustard to each chicken breast.|
|Spread the mustard, covering only ONE side.|
|Then take chicken, mustard side down, and press into breadcrumb mixture.|
|Repeat for all pieces of chicken.|
|The breadcrumbs should only cover ONE side.|
Once covered, I realized the hefty amount of breadcrumbs that were left over.
So, I took an additional 3-4 tbsp of the breadcrumbs and placed it on top of the chicken.
Then, gently patted it down.
|Cook at 400 degrees for 20 min. (or until juices run clear)|
|It was scrumptious. It was tangy, garlicky and crunchy.|
The panko breadcrumbs hold their crispy texture and add a nice crunch to the tender chicken.
I paired this with a lovely homemade Curried Cauliflower Soup.
WINNER! WINNER! Chicken dinner.
Recipe courstesy of:http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/baked-chicken-herb-and-cheese-breadcrumbs/
**I added some slight variations to this recipe.