Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dairy Recipe Adventure

For the last few weeks, quick and easy have been  the top criteria for the meals served from my
kitchen. Fancy Baked Chicken (found in my Southern Living 1979 Annual Recipes)  not only met the criteria but also  brought positive remarks from my  sons when they came in for lunch!  Although they are not too critical when I try new recipes, I do get the rolling eyes and heavy sighs over being part of a new recipe adventure.

I will admit that in my hurry to get the chicken in the oven, I used shredded Parmesan cheese rather than grated. It was a little crunchy on top  but still dairy  good! 

Fancy Baked Chicken

1/2 cup butter,melted
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 to 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 whole chicken breasts,skinned and boned
1 to 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs

Combine butter,cheese,garlic, and salt;mix well.
Dip each piece of chicken in mixture, reserving remainder; coat with breadcrumbs.
Place chicken in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish; spoon remaining butter mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. Yield: 4 servings

Life on the dairy farm is always full of adventure--especially in the kitchen!