Monday, January 26, 2009

Italian Chicken


Okay this isn’t fancy or exciting folks, but it was good. My mother-in-law got Joel and I some Omaha Steak things for Christmas. In there was chicken. I wanted to keep it simple and see if these really were any different than plain Jane store chicken.

4 4oz chicken breasts
6 tbs of parmesan (I use Locatelli)
2 tbs Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 clove of garlic
1 tbs olive oil

Mix parmesan, Italian seasoning, a nd salt together. Set aside
Heat oil in a skillet and add garlic and turn heat up to medium high.
Dredge chicken in the cheese-herb mixture and lay in pan with oil and garlic.
Cook each side for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium low.
Cook each side for an additional 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and let set for about 5 minutes.
Serve.

I do have to say, these were particularly good chicken breast, nice and juicy and supple. Worth the price…not so much. We had this with just plan old frozen spinach that I cooked in some oil (about 1 tsp) and a clove of garlic. I added about ½ cup of chickpeas to 2 cups of spinach, and 2 tbs of Greek yogurt, a pinch of crushed red pepper and salt….good. My husband asked for a repeat performance tonight with our salmon.

5 comments:

Cate said...

simple. is. good.

my kids would devour this. or should i say that my kids WILL devour this. i'm totally making this this week.

Olga said...

I've always wanted to try the steaks!
The chicken looks great. The only way I can cook mine is to check the temp with thermometer.

zerrin said...

I make chicken breast many times, but not this way. Thank you for this original recipe.
I should admit that I had more attention on the spinach side dish you just mentioned. As I love vegetables, I'll soon try this to serve with any kind of main dish. Thanks for sharing.

The Food Hunter said...

Sounds easy enough and looks good. Perfect weeknight dinner.

Carrie said...

This sounds so simple, I can't wait to try it!