This is a favorite dinner in our house: Garlic Chicken. It is a dish that I can prepare in the morning and cook it up quickly in the evening while I cut up some fruit and toss a salad. Last night we had it with baked sweet potatoes and baked russets (for the kids) and some sliced apples, very quick and easy. This meal can also be made in two separate zip top bags and frozen in the raw state. A quick defrost, cook, and eat. Handy!
Garlic Chicken has three basic steps; marinate, toss, and oven fry. If you like Chicken Parmesan, this chicken can be topped with mozzarella in the last five minutes of baking then topped with a marinara sauce just before serving. The best! I like to use this frozen garlic that I find in Trader Joe’s. It has been perfect every time and oh so convenient. Have you ever tried it?
In another Zip-top Bag, mix:
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. Kosher salt
1/2 t. fresh ground black pepper
1 T. parsley flakes
Place both bags in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Marinate at least one hour. Preheat oven to 425°. When the oven has reached it’s proper temperature, place 3 T. butter and 3 T. olive oil in a 2 quart casserole baking dish and place in oven and heat until butter is melted and browned, the mixture should be bubbling, do not burn! Meanwhile, place the chicken pieces into the bread crumb bag and shake until each piece is coated well. Remove hot dish of oil/butter mixture and place chicken in a single layer into the dish, it will be tight. Bake for 18 minutes. This will come out juicy, crispy and tender! Serves 4-6.
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