Crispy Perfection: The Recipe for Golden Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Golden parmesan crusted chicken

Do you know what always gets my kids excited? Coated chicken pieces! Whether it’s crispy tenders, crunchy nuggets, a KFC-style feast, or even pizza chicken (okay, it’s not technically coated, but it’s loaded with delicious pizza sauce and melted cheese), they just can’t resist. And who can blame them? There’s something so irresistible about that crunchy, cheesy goodness.

What I love most is that it’s incredibly easy to make these favorites at home using fresh ingredients. No need to rely on pre-packaged mixes dumped onto a tray and thrown into the oven. By using fresh ingredients, you can control the quality and flavor, making it a win-win for both parents and kids alike. Now, my kids have a particular weakness for anything cheesy. And let me tell you, when certain cheeses are melted, they reach a whole new level of deliciousness, with that perfect golden hue that’s simply irresistible. So, it only made sense to add a cheesy twist to the coating for these Chicken Cutlets, along with breadcrumbs and seasoning. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of love in the kitchen, you can create a homemade version of their favorite coated chicken that’s sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Trust me, once you try these, you’ll never go back to the boxed stuff again!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably panko for extra crunch)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Olive oil or cooking spray

Instructions:

  • 1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or lightly greasing it with olive oil.
  • 2. In a shallow dish, combine the grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • 3. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs until well combined.
  • 4. Take each chicken breast and dip it first into the beaten eggs, ensuring it’s fully coated.
  • 5. Next, dredge the chicken breast in the Parmesan breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the coating to the chicken.
  • 6. Place the coated chicken breasts onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process for the remaining chicken breasts.
  • 7. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top of each chicken breast or give them a light spray with cooking spray. This will help them achieve that golden, crispy crust in the oven.
  • 8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the crust is golden brown and crispy.
  • 9. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • 10. Serve your Golden Parmesan Crusted Chicken hot, alongside your favorite side dishes such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh garden salad.

Tips:

  • For an extra kick of flavor, try adding some grated lemon zest to the Parmesan breadcrumb mixture.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet when placing the chicken breasts. Make sure there is some space between each piece to allow for even cooking and crispy edges.
  • If you prefer a thicker crust, you can double coat the chicken breasts by repeating the egg and breadcrumb dipping process.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.

With its golden crust and juicy interior, this Golden Parmesan Crusted Chicken is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Whether you’re cooking for family, friends, or just yourself, this dish is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. So why wait? Try it out today and prepare to be amazed!