Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oven Fried Chicken Parmesan

If you are looking for an easy-to-make but outstanding chicken dish, give this recipe a try. It is very flavorful, 'fries' in the oven so you don't have a stove-top mess and will become one of your most requested meals.

Crush about three cloves of garlic and combine it with two sticks of butter. Melt together in the microwave. In another dish, combine two cups of bread crumbs with 2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, four tablespoons or so of minced parsley and salt/pepper to taste. Dip each piece of chicken (cut up, bone in or boneless, put preferably with skin) into the butter/garlic mixture, and then coat it in the bread crumb mixture.

Spray a cookie sheet with food release (or line with foil first for easy clean up) and arrange the chicken in a single layer. Drizzle evenly with any remaining melted butter. (Shown above, ready to bake.) Bake uncovered in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes to an hour until tender and browned.


  1. This sounds like a recipe that my family would love. Can you tell me how many pounds of chicken you usually start with and how many people this recipe would serve? Can you tell I don't cook very often??...:)but I am ready to give it a go.
    Judy Nykiel

  2. Gee, David, are you sure you use ONLY two sticks of butter? LOL!! I bet this chicken is good! That being said, I'm going to give it a try one of these days. What the hell, that's what Lipitor is for.


  3. I generally use one whole cut up fryer to make this recipe but it is easy to scale up and down based on the quanity of chicken you need. And you know that Julia Child had an egg every day of her life for breakfast and cooked with nothing but real butter (and plenty of it) and she certainly lived to a ripe old age!