Herbed-Parmesan Chicken Breasts
This Parmesan chicken breast recipe makes a quick and easy entrée.
10 min.prep time
30 min.total time
4 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Heat oven to 400°F.
Pound chicken breasts with rolling pin or meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness; set aside.
Combine cheese, basil, garlic and oregano in pie pan or shallow bowl. Place melted butter in another pie pan or shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter; coat with cheese mixture.
Place chicken into ungreased 8- or 9-inch square baking dish. Bake 17-22 minutes or until chicken until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
Variation: For 2 Servings:
Combine 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic and 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves in pie pan or shallow bowl. Place 2 tablespoons melted butter in another pie pan or shallow bowl. Dip 2 chicken breasts in butter; coat with cheese mixture. Bake as directed.
To freeze and bake later, prepare chicken as directed but do not bake. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator for 24 hours or until thawed. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake, uncovered, 17-22 minutes or internal temperature reaches at least 165°F. and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.