Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

September 16, 2013Teresa

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is simply amazing. I just LOVE this healthy, low calorie, main dish chicken recipe. It has wonderful savory flavors from all the spices and herbs, a lovely sauce made with Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese, and then crunchy bread crumbs are spread over the top that provide a nice texture–especially since my bread crumbs were homemade and didn’t have the fine texture of most store-bought versions. Substituting Panko bread crumbs with a little additional parsley and garlic or Italian seasoning will accomplish the same crunch for you when you make this dish.

I was trying to make a healthier version of this classic recipe so, instead of using mayonnaise, I again substituted Greek yogurt. This time I bumped up the flavors considerably by adding several different herbs and seasonings as the author suggested since Greek yogurt is blander than either mayonnaise or Miracle Whip.

And instead of using regular bread crumbs which are filled with high fructose corn syrup, I used a batch of my Homemade Bread Crumbs which are preservative, MSG, and high fructose corn syrup-free since I made them from homemade bread.

This recipe is a take-off on the Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Breasts recipe that has gone viral over the Internet, and another version where I made Melt-In-Your-Mouth Turkey Tenderloins–both recipes were quite tasty. Those versions were superb, but I actually think I like this version better for two reasons–and these are just personal preference issues.

First, this recipe has a significant increase in flavor with the addition of many more spices and herbs. Second, I really liked having the crunchy (not fine) bread crumbs on top. That’s why I recommend if you want your recipe to turn out crunchy you will need to sprinkle Panko bread crumbs over top rather than regular Italian-style bread crumbs.

If you’re looking for a really tasty chicken recipe that has a nice Parmesan cheese and bread crumb crunch coating to it, then I highly recommend this simple, easy main dish. It only uses a handful of ingredients so you can whip this up in about 5 minutes. No kidding!

Give it a try the next time you make chicken for dinner. This recipe is a keeper! And don’t be afraid to bump up the seasonings or add more of your favorites to increase the taste. And, if you’re on the finicky side when it comes to using Greek Yogurt in recipes then, by all means, cut back the amount a little to your tastes. Whichever way you make this, it certainly makes a yummy chicken dish.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a winner!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is so easy to make up for dinner.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

We loved the delicious crunch that my Homemade Bread Crumbs provided this chicken. The best way to replicate the crunch is to substitute Panko bread crumbs instead.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

I had this recipe ready to bake in about 5 minutes. Add some seasoned veggies and a side dish of fruit and you have a very healthy, low calorie meal.

Here’s what I did.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Grate up parmesan cheese with a fine blade.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Add Greek yogurt. While I used Greek yogurt, mayo is probably better for taste and texture.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

These are the seasonings I chose to use in this recipe to increase the flavor of the chicken since I wanted to use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Add thyme. Thyme is WONDERFUL in chicken dishes. Add marjoram. This is another one of those underused herbs but it really provides fabulous taste to a meat, soup, or veggie recipe. Add garlic powder, lemon pepper, parsley, kosher or sea salt.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

I decided to add paprika to amp up the flavors a little more.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Stir to combine. This amount is plenty for four to six chicken breasts.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in dish.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Coat chicken pieces with yogurt-parmesan cheese mixture. (I recommend applying only a thin coating rather than the amount in the picture).

Scoot each piece of chicken away from each other in the pan so the pieces are not crowded or touching each other while baking.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Sprinkle the top of the chicken with Homemade Bread Crumbs or Panko bread crumbs.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Bake at 425 about 30 minutes or until juices run clear when pricked with a fork.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Serve Parmesan Crusted Chicken with your favorite side salad or potato dishWe had a very simple meal of Parmesan Crusted Chicken along with garlicky lima beans and watermelon. Simple, delicious, satisfying, healthy, and low calorie.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is not only easy to prepare, it’s really economical, too.

Here’s the recipe.

PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN

(Recipe inspired from The Enchanted Cook)

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Wonderful, savory flavors from all the spices and herbs, and a sauce made with Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese covers the chicken, then crunchy bread crumbs or Panko crumbs are spread on top. This delicious entree is terrific for family or company dinners.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.
Instructions
  1. Mix Greek yogurt, cheese and seasonings together in small mixing bowl.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Spread cheese mixture over top of the chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.
  6. Bake at 425° for about 30-40 minutes until juices run clear when meat is pricked with a fork.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The sauce for this recipe makes enough for 4-6 boneless chicken breasts. So, you can cut down the sauce ingredients in half or use more chicken breasts, if desired. I do not recommend spreading all of it on only two pieces of chicken, because it leaves a strong yogurt taste that way.

NOTE: If you want the outside of the chicken to be a little crunchier, I highly recommend substituting Panko bread crumbs instead of using regular Italian-style bread crumbs.

NOTE: This recipe does provide a yogurt taste. If you are not keen on that, then reduce the yogurt by half.

NOTE: You can also substitute mayo or sour cream for the yogurt in the recipe.

Recipe adapted from The Enchanted Cook.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Parmesan Crusted Chicken[/b]
Recipe Type: Chicken Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired by [url href=”http://theenchantedcook.blogspot.com/2011/10/parmesan-crusted-chicken-hellmanns-mayo.html” target=”_blank” title=”parmesan crusted chicken”]The Enchanted Cook[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Wonderful, savory flavors from all the spices and herbs, and a sauce made with Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese covers the chicken, then crunchy bread crumbs or Panko crumbs are spread on top.
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://chobani.com/home/” target=”_blank” title=”chobani yogurt”]Chobani[/url] Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. marjoram
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp. paprika
  • about 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs or [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/07/14/homemade-bread-crumbs/” target=”_blank” title=”homemade bread crumbs”]Homemade Bread Crumbs[/url] (enough to cover chicken well)
Instructions
  1. Mix Greek yogurt, cheese and seasonings together in small mixing bowl.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Spread cheese mixture over top of the chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.
  6. Bake at 425° for about 30-40 minutes until juices run clear when meat is pricked with a fork.
Notes
The sauce for this recipe makes enough for 4 boneless chicken breasts. So, you can cut down the sauce ingredients in half or use 4 chicken breasts, if desired. I spread all of it on the chicken, but it does leave a strong yogurt taste that way.[br][br]If you want the outside of the chicken to be a little crunchier, I highly recommend substituting Panko bread crumbs instead of using regular Italian-style bread crumbs.[br][br]This recipe does provide a yogurt taste. If you are not keen on that, then reduce the yogurt by half.[br][br]You can also substitute mayo or sour cream for the yogurt in the recipe.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

We loved the crunchy texture of this healthier, lightened up version of Parmesan Crusted Chicken. Get ready to dig in!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

Even your kids will enjoy this tasty recipe. The flavors are not overpowering or spicy, but the dish is flavorful!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.

We thought this chicken was so tasty with all the extra seasonings. It made a lot of difference. The chicken was moist, tender and juicy inside. This is a great main dish meal for company, too. So easy to prepare and it turns out great!

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Parmesan Chicken Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is by far my favorite #chicken entree. It can be oven ready in 5 minutes so it's incredibly quick & easy. It's terrific for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay too. We love this #recipe. #parmesancheese

Baked Parmesan Chicken

Baked Parmesan Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Print Recipe
Parmesan Crusted Chicken BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Wonderful, savory flavors from all the spices and herbs, and a sauce made with Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese covers the chicken, then crunchy bread crumbs or Panko crumbs are spread on top. This delicious entree is terrific for family or company dinners.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Parmesan Crusted Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #chicken entree is flavored with a #parmesancheese & #GreekYogurt coating & seasoned to perfection. The chicken is then dredged in #breadcrumbs or #panko crumbs.
Instructions
  1. Mix Greek yogurt, cheese and seasonings together in small mixing bowl.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Spread cheese mixture over top of the chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.
  6. Bake at 425° for about 30-40 minutes until juices run clear when meat is pricked with a fork.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The sauce for this recipe makes enough for 4-6 boneless chicken breasts. So, you can cut down the sauce ingredients in half or use more chicken breasts, if desired. I do not recommend spreading all of it on only two pieces of chicken, because it leaves a strong yogurt taste that way.

NOTE: If you want the outside of the chicken to be a little crunchier, I highly recommend substituting Panko bread crumbs instead of using regular Italian-style bread crumbs.

NOTE: This recipe does provide a yogurt taste. If you are not keen on that, then reduce the yogurt by half.

NOTE: You can also substitute mayo or sour cream for the yogurt in the recipe.

Recipe adapted from The Enchanted Cook.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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