Parmesan Crusted Chicken — A Quick, Easy Dinner Option

Parmesean Chicken1

(Graphic by Justin McKee)

Chicken is one of the most diverse ingredients when it comes to cooking. There’s not much that doesn’t work well with it! It’s tasty, healthy and inexpensive, especially when you purchase it in bulk or from behind the deli counter.

Parmesan crusted chicken is one of my favorite meals and peaked my interest when I saw a commercial for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise on television a few years ago. Once I tried it, I was hooked. As you may know from reading my other food posts, I’m obsessed with recipes needing only a few ingredients, and this one only uses four — two of which I always have on hand, Hellmann’s and grated Parmesan cheese.

Parmesean Chicken2 Parmesean Chicken3I know at times white meat can come out dry when baked, however, this chicken will come out moist every time and full of flavor. This recipe is great for feeding one person or feeding multiple people. It’s extremely quick to prepare and bake, which is great when you don’t want to spend a lot of time slaving away over a stove.

And speaking of recipes, Hellmann’s features a variety of other recipes for main dishes, appetizers, sides and even desserts!

Parmesean Chicken4And get this, the Parmesan crusted chicken recipe is under 400 calories per serving! So basically, you’re watching your waste line and getting your money’s worth. How can you say no to that?


The recipe also can be found here, but I’ve added a few of my own tweaks below.

Ingredients

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or one package of chicken breast tenders
  • 1/4 (I use 1/2) cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 (I  use 1/3) cup Hellmann’s Mayonaise
  • 4 tbl (I just use what looks good) Italian seasoned dry breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil (I hate washing cookie sheets, so this helps a ton)
  • Spread thin layer of bread crumbs to cover foil
  • Combine Hellmann’s with Parmesan cheese and spread evenly over chicken
  • Top chicken with additional thin layer of bread crumbs
  • Bake until chicken is thoroughly cooked — about 20 minutes for breast halves and 15 minutes for tenders

Parmesean Chicken5Pair the chicken with rice, pasta or vegetables for a complete meal. I hope you enjoy this dish!

—K


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4 Responses to Parmesan Crusted Chicken — A Quick, Easy Dinner Option

  1. Looks yum! I may try this with a side of pasta or maybe with salad. 🙂

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