Planning on making this tomorrow, and I need a little advice.
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Warm the garlic and olive oil to blend the flavors. In a separate dish, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the olive oil and garlic mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
I will use 8 chicken breast halves to have enough for leftovers a night during the week - so I guess I woud double everything (4 tsl crushed garlic, 1/2 c olive oil, 1/2 c bread crumbs, 1/2 cup cheese)?
Would I use extra virgin olive oil?
On the recipe site, reading the reviews, some people said the chicken got a little dry, (most) others said it was fine. Should I marinate the chicken in the olive oil and garlic for a while before dipping into the crumb/cheese mixture? If so, would it be in a zip lock bag in the fridge, or in a covered bowl/dish?
Someone suggested substituting Romano cheese for the Pamr. for a more distinct flavor.
I will use Italian seasoned bread crumbs, should i add anything else to the crumb/cheese mix (some suggested garlic or onion powder, salt, pepper, etc).