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What is a good recipe for baked chicken breasts?

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Baked chicken breasts with Parmesan cheese is a good recipe due to its relatively easy steps and short cooking time. This recipe was written by celebrity chef Ted Allen for the Food Network Magazine.

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What is a good recipe for baked chicken breasts?
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Baked Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Crust

The recipe shown here has about 402 calories per serving with 14 grams of fat and 54 grams of protein.

Prep time: 15 min.

Total time: 35 min.

Number of servings: 4.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • 3/4 panko or dried coarse baguette breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Cooking spray

  1. Season the breasts
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the mustard, cayenne pepper, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the chicken breasts in the bowl and then turn, making sure to coat it completely with the seasoning. Set aside.

  3. Mix and apply the crust
  4. Mix the panko and parmesan cheese in another bowl and then dredge the breast in the parmesan mixture. Coat the breasts evenly and heavily, making sure to press the mixture into the meat.

  5. Bake
  6. Place the breasts on a rack set on a baking sheet. Give the breasts a quick burst of cooking spray and then place in the middle of an oven preheated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Let it bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the breasts take on a golden color and are cooked all the way through. Let the breasts rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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