Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dinner for Real: Super-Easy Parmesan Chicken

Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying this Dinner for Real series. In the coming weeks, I plan to feature some recipes from friends. For today, I'll share with you one of the simplest recipes in my file box: Baked Parmesan Chicken.

I'm a sucker for anything tasty that can be made from boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I always have some of these in my fridge or freezer. If there's a way to make this convenient meat tasty, I'm all for it! Here's a recipe that I developed myself after reading the description of a yummy dish in a restaurant.

Super-Easy Parmesan Chicken


  • boneless-skinless chicken breasts
  • bottled creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • bread crumbs
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat broiler. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with non-stick cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.

Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with mallet until fairly thin. (I often use the breast tenderloins and pound each until it's about the size of my hand.)

Pour some some Caesar dressing onto a dinner plate. On another plate, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese to create enough coating for your chicken.

Dredge each breast in Caesar dressing, then coat with bread crumb/cheese mixture. Place chicken under broiler. Broil until coating is golden brown. Carefully flip chicken pieces; broil the other side until chicken is thoroughly cooked and coating is golden brown. (Broiling time will vary depending in the thickness of your chicken pieces and the strength of your broiler. I usually start by broiling mine about 5 minutes per size.)

That's it! You've got delicious, juicy, flavorful chicken ready to go. This is great to serve along with pasta and your favorite tomato-based sauce (my kids' favorite) or atop Caesar salad (my husband's favorite). Either way, it's a winner!

Please let me know if you'd like to submit a recipe to be featured here at Dinner for Real. Bon appetit!


Heather said...

That sounds great! Thanks for posting.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Yum!!!!! I must try this. I'll submit a recipe if you want. I have plenty of easy and tasty recipes. :)

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Oh yum! Sounds so good!

Recipes? Have I got recipes. Remind me to send you something after I get home from spring break.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YUM!!! We do chicken a lot here b/c Michaela Byrd will actually eat chicken...but only the "white ones." She literally inspects each piece. :s Great recipe!!

Southern Lady said...

I am going to try that. I know that those three ingredients and chicken will be good! Carla

New Every Morning said...

Yummy and easy? Swoon!

Bonita said...

Sounds like another winner, Richella!

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