Parmesan crusted chicken – Do not check the URL yes you are still at the same artery clogging, braise filled, pork hugging, vegetarian bashing blog. However, now that the garden is starting to spit out some decent produce time to start incorporating it into dishes.
The joy of a salad is it can be whatever in the heck you want to add in it. I had some awesome lettuce that I have been patiently waiting for to come out of the garden finally ready for the picking. I noticed some spinach was ready so into my greedy little hands it goes. Ohhh….rocket is ready (You noticing a theme yet?). Oh the way back into the house I grabbed some thyme and basil. Radishes I love but mine are not ready but a quick trip to the store for those and some tomatoes and green onions. Of course not wanting anything to go to waste I shredded up some of the radish leaves and tossed them with the salad (note: radish leaves can be bitter so a little bit goes a long way but they add a great dynamic to any salad). ( READ ARTICLE : Quinoa Salad Recipe )
As far as salad dressing so many people go for this three million ingredient list dressing and then soak the salad in the dressing to the point all it is dressing. If you work with the best ingredients you can find why would you kill that awesome taste? I like to simply dress it with a pinch of salt and pepper, squirt of lemon juice, and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Toss to combine and plate.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe
For chicken you will need:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
About 1 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Rub some of the extra virgin olive oil over the chicken breasts and sprinkle some black pepper over them (parmesan cheese is already salty to begin with so do not salt the chicken). Roll the chicken around in the parmesan cheese.
You want to keep the chicken off of the bottom of the pan and if you don’t have a roasting pan a simple trick is take a wire cooling rack and put it on top of a normal oven safe pan. Put the chicken on the roasting pan.
Place the chicken in the oven and cook till done (about 20 minutes).