Baked Crusted Parmesan Chicken, one of those 30-minute recipes that go well with all the members of the family. A lot healthier than the fried version, but as crispy and tasty. It really ticks all boxes when it comes to a quick midweek meal.
Wonder what else to cook for dinner tonight? I know the struggle, especially if you come back from work and the last thing you want to do is start cooking when you’ve got loads of other things pending. But, believe me, as tempting as it may sound, take away food will prove to be not only more expensive, but the waiting will also be longer.
So why not have a quick and easy chicken parmesan baked in the oven? By the time you give a take-away a call, and get the order sorted, you may as well put this chicken in the oven. You can make the sauce while it is baking, thus saving time.
Throw some veggies on the plate too, if you like, and that’s a proper dinner sorted. You’ll be licking your fingers clean and tell yourself that next time you’ll definitely be making a bigger batch.
HOW TO MAKE the best CRUSTED PARMESAN CHICKEN
There is one way to achieve that crispy crust we love: dip the halved chicken breasts into flour first, then egg mixture, and last, but not least, the breadcrumb mixture.
Now, to maximize the flavours, feel free to add any favourite dried herbs to the breadcrumbs, along with the grated parmesan and seasoning. One thing that helps keeping this oven baked parmesan chicken nice and crispy and prevents it from sticking to the tray is brushing some cooking oil spray over, then spraying some more on top of the chicken.
Don’t bother with non-stick foil, it won’t really help, straight on the tray works perfectly fine. If aything, foil can actually make things worse. Don’t worry about having to clean the tray after, it does not take too long if you leave to soak in water for an hour or so.
The tomato sauce brings colour and extra taste, and the additonal parmesan sprinkled over works beautifully with the sweetness of the sauce. Bake it for a further 5 minutes do that the cheese can melt nicely.
A very yummy and scrummy and super easy parmesan crusted chicken! Another big favourite of mine is the chicken schnitzel, worth giving it a try too.
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Baked Crusted Parmesan Chicken, one of those 30-minute recipes that is loved by all the members of the family. A lot healthier than the fried version, this easy parmesan crusted chicken is absolutely delicious.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 cup golden breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese
- 200 g chopped tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 spring onion
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 tbsp oil
- fresh parsley to garnish
Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
Add the flour to one dish, then mix the breadcrumbs with the grated parmesan, salt, pepper and garlic powder and add them to a separate dish.
Another dish will be needed for the eggs, which need to be beaten with a pinch of salt and pepper until foamy, then water is added to it.
Coat each chicken slice with flour, then dip it in the egg wash, and finally coat it well with the breadcrumbs mixture.
Arrange them on an oiled baking tray, spray some more oil over, and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C (390 Fahreneheit) for 20 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile, make the sauce by adding the chopped tomatoes to a pan, together with the finely chopped garlic, spring onion and dried basil.
Leave it to cook for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Once the chicken is ready, sprinkle some grated Cheddar over, add one tablespoon of tomato sauce over and some more cheese and pop it back in the oven for 5 minutes so that the cheese can melt nicely.