Saturday, June 21, 2008

Southern Style Baked Chicken

This is a healthful take on some southern cooking. I just made this recipe up as I went, so feel free to modify to suite your tastes.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of bread crumbs
1/2 cup of quick cooking oats
1 cup milk
salt/pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbs. parsley
2 tbs. Parmesan cheese
4 dabs of butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put the milk in shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs, oats, salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and cheese together in another shallow bowl.

Dip chicken in the milk, then in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure to coat well on both sides.

Place in non-stick baking dish or pan. Put a dab of butter atop each breast. Cook 30 to 45 minutes.

Goes great as is, or with country gravy and rice.

Or, with only a few minutes of cooking left, add a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese and some broccoli, or sliced tomato, to the top of each chicken breast.

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