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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Episode: KCTS 9 Cooks at Home

Looking for an easy, quick chicken dinner? Fresh garlic combines with Parmesan to make a delicious crunchy coating on this week’s recipe from our KCTS 9 Cooks at Home cookbook.

serves 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated (not shredded) Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a glass pie plate, warm the garlic and olive oil for 20 seconds in the microwave to blend the flavors. In a separate pie plate or shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Pound the thickest part of the breasts so they are an even thickness. Dip the chicken breasts in the olive oil and garlic mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish and cover breasts with any extra crumb mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear, at a temperature of 165 on an instant-read thermometer. The outside of the breasts should be golden brown and crunchy.