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Parmesan-Crumbed Chicken
Source: Fine Cooking – Issue 25
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes Serves 6

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A simple Parmesan and breadcrumb mixture gives these breasts a crunchy coating and keeps them moist inside.

For the Chicken:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 oz. each)
6 tablespoons. Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon white wine or water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Coating:
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup fresh English muffin (or sandwich bread) crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons melted butter
Rinse the breasts and pat them dry. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the mustard, wine, salt, and pepper and add the chicken. The chicken can be coated immediately or held in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

In a large, shallow dish, mix the cheese, breadcrumbs, and pepper. Drizzle the melted butter over the crumb mixture and toss until well combined.

Heat the oven to 450 degrees F and butter a baking sheet or rack. Take a breast from the marinade with one hand and, without wiping off the marinade, lay the breast on the crumbs. Scoop and pat the crumbs over the breast using your other hand, patting until both sides are thoroughly coated. Put the breast on a buttered baking sheet or rack and repeat with the remaining breasts. Roast the chicken until it’s crisp, browned, and cooked through, 25 to 30 min. Check after 15 min. If the chicken is getting too brown, reduce the heat to 400 degrees F and add 5 min. to the total cooking time.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Fine Cooking Magazine. All rights reserved.
Nutrition Information
Serves 6 – Facts Per Serving:
Calories:496 Fat. Total: 18g Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Cholesterol:171mg Sodium: 1289mg Protein: 65g
Fiber:1g % Cal. from Fat: 33% Fat, Saturated: 0g
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