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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes
448 review(s) averaging 4.4. 85% would make again

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An excellent recipe for crusted chicken. A flavorful crust and a juicy can cut it with a fork. Try serving it with Sage-Butter Sauce and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.

"Really, REALLY delicious Sherri. For this recipe, you get a medal from me next time I have one to offer! A couple of notes/variations: (1) I used a mix of Reggiano and Parmesean, (2) I made the Sage Butter sauce, which was TERRIFIC -- I didn't add the cream until the reduction completed, so the cream wouldn't break, (3) Due to dinner guest timing I left the chicken in the 400 degree oven for 12 minutes or so and it was still extremely moist and not overcooked. Will definitely make this again. Paired with asparagus and boiled red bliss potatoes. Perfect for a rainy night's dinner."

- stevemur


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2 whole Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 Egg whites
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup Dry bread crumbs; coarse
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
Zest of 1 lemon; minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons Olive oil
Sage-Butter Sauce
3 tablespoons Shallots; minced
1/2 cup Dry white wine
1/2 cup Heavy cream
1/2 cup Chicken broth
1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter; cold, cubed
1 teaspoon Salt, white pepper; to taste
1 teaspoon Fresh sage; minced

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare the chicken by halving and then halving again lengthwise. (Whole chicken breasts are a bit too big. Making smaller pieces ensures that the coating will not burn before the chicken is cooked through.) Pound to about 1/2 inch thick. Blend the egg whites, cornstarch, and lemon juice with a fork in a wide, shallow dish; set aside. Combine the bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, and zest in a second wide, shallow dish.

To crust the chicken breasts, dip each in the egg white mixture and then roll in the bread crumbs. Then transfer the chicken to a rack set over a baking sheet. Air-dry the chicken for 20-30 minutes to help set the crumbs.

To cook, first saute the chicken on the stove in an ovenproof skillet. As you put the chicken in the pan, lay it towards you. This way each piece will rest on top of any crumbs that fall off. Saute until the chicken is golden and crisp on one side, then carefully flip the pieces over. Cook until golden. Finally, transfer the whole pan to a 450 degree oven to finish. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes in the oven. If you are serving this with Sage-Butter Sauce and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary, begin roasting the potatoes while the chicken is air drying on the rack, then prepare the sauce and keep it warm in a warm water bath. It will hold just fine for at least an hour.

For the Sauce - saute the shallots in butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until soft, 2 - 3 minutes. Add the wine, cream, broth and lemon juice. Simmer until reduced by half, 8 - 10 minutes. Whisk in butter, 1 Tbl at a time, stirring constantly. Do not add more butter until previous addition has melted completely. Finish sauce with sage and seasonings. Keep warm in a warm water bath until ready to serve.

The Roasted Potato recipe is listed separately.


An excellent Crusted Chicken. Parmesan is a nice addition. Very good served with Sage-Butter Sauce and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.


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My whole family loved it, definitely throwing this into the rotation.
tcats6 1 week ago
It was very tasty. The chicken was moist.
susannekristensen 2 months ago
Pretty average. The chicken was nicely moist, but lacked any discernable flavor. The sauce had a nice aroma but again, mild flavor, and was still too thin after 15 mins of high heat.
willidiots 2 months ago
pretty standard dish. a go to for the family.
ChefFox006 3 months ago
It went well with garlic butter saut?ed mushrooms and pasta.
siarala 3 months ago
danielagiron 4 months ago
This was very yummy! I think this is the first time I didn't burn the outside while the chicken was still raw inside. Nice crispy coating. Love the sage butter sauce. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
TandaD 4 months ago
So good! I made the Sage Butter Sauce with it as well. The sauce was way too salty so I will tweak that next time. Also, when sauteing the shallots and adding the butter, it is not clear how much butter to be using and when. I had to guess at that.
ohanaof5 4 months ago
I started cooking this later than I usually would. Being a new recipe, it also took longer than I expected it to. Meanwhile, my wife was giving me the evil eye for having dinner ready late. Once it was done and on the plate, all was forgiven. In fact, she was eager for more! This is clearly one for therecipe book.
HomeChefBryan 5 months ago
Delicious. Every single bit was eaten up!
heather7673 5 months ago
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