Friday, August 5, 2011

Parmesan Oven-Fried Chicken

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I am a fan of fried chicken, this recipe for Oven-Fried Chicken is a different way to fix chicken.  It is excellent served with mashed potatoes, potato salad, corn on cob,  green beans or a garden salad. For dessert serve fresh melons or peach cobbler and of course a tall glass of ice tea.

 Ingredients needed:
3 eggs, beaten
5 to 6 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely
3 1/2 pound chicken, cut into pieces, patted dry
2 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
Salt and fresh ground pepper

Combine eggs, garlic cloves and parsley in a medium bowl.
Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Add chicken pieces, turning to coat.
Cover and chill for 3 hours; turning occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350 degree.
Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese in medium bowl.
Melt butter in 10-inch x 15-inch jelly roll pan in oven.
Drain chicken; pat dry.
Dredge chicken in bread crumb mixture.
Add chicken skin side down to pan with butter.
Bake until chicken is golden brown, turning occasionally, about 45 minutes.

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