Monday, April 29, 2013

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Here's a perfect recipe for the novice cook. You only need a few ingredients and you're good to go. It's so easy you won't believe it, and just wait until you taste it! It's absolutely delicious! I found the recipe on the Hellman"s Mayonnaise web site and it's just perfect. This would be great as a midweek dinner because it's ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve it with something light and fresh such as a tomato salad or a fresh roasted green vegetable. SO DELICIOUS!!! You seriously need to try this one!

1/2 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

 Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with Mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes.
Also terrific with Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise.

Hellman's Tips:
Try making this dish with thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breasts! Prepare as above, decreasing bake time to 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Omit Parmesan cheese and have "Magically Moist Chicken" on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Joey's Tips:
Use Panko bread crumbs to make a nice crispy crust.
There are only 2 carbs per serving, but if you'd like go even further, simply omit the bread crumbs and sprinkle a little dried Italian seasoning. You'll have barely a trace of carbs per serving.
I like to sprinkle a little extra Parmesan cheese on top, just because more is more!!

Oh, one other thing....
I think this would be AMAZING on roasted vine ripened tomatoes. Just slice the tomatoes in half horizontally, then place them on a sheet, cut side up. Schmear each half with a little of the mayo/cheese mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until bubbly. They'd be a perfect first course!

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