Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

A few months ago my mother in law made this chicken dish for Sunday dinner.  When I saw what she was making I was pretty skeptical.  Mayonnaise on chicken?  It didn't sound or look so good to me, that is... until it came out of the oven.  Crispy golden brown on the outside and moist and tender on the inside.  Hard to believe but totally true!  My husband usually hates anything cooked with mayonnaise but he absolutely loves this recipe. 
Think of the mayo as a combo of eggs and oil ( which is exactly what it is) add to that the grated cheese and bread crumb topping.  You have to give this a try.  
It takes about 10 minutes or less to prepare and about 20 minutes to cook.  If you want to jazz it up a bit, just add the tomato on top with a drizzle of olive oil.  Top with fresh basil.  You won't be disappointed!

Pre Heat Oven to 425 degrees.
I cook these on a cookie sheet with a little drizzle of olive oil under each chicken breast.

1/2 Cup Hellmans Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
4 Boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
4 Teaspoons Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
4 Sliced Fresh Tomato for top ( optional)
4 Fresh Basil Leaves for top ( optional)


In a medium bowl mix mayonnaise and parmesan cheese.
Spread evenly atop each chicken breast.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon bread crumbs atop each breast.

* Variation:
Add tomato slice, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil before cooking
Add fresh basil leave when you remove from oven.

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown.


Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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