Since getting a Big Girl camera, it's painful to look at the pictures from my blog's early days. Now that I added the "You might also like" feature to the bottom of my posts, I cringe when I see a particularly blurry and yellow mess from the days of yore.
One recipe I make over and over again is a parmesan, mustard, and panko-crusted chicken. Formerly known as "Oven Crispy Chicken" on the blog, I'm renaming it to celebrate the new pictures. The old post will now be deleted into the ether, so now I can make this recipe with a new piece of mind.
In a shallow dish, place 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup parmesan, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Mix together until combined.
In another shallow dish, place 1/8 cup spicy or dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.
I like to use my Pyrex pie dishes for the shallow bowls, but that's just me.
Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and either a grilling rack or a cooling rack. This way your chicken will be crispy on all sides.
Bake for about 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Switch on the broiler for the last 10 minutes or so in order to get a nicely browned top crust.
Oven Crispy Chicken
Adapted from Ms. Deen
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon thyme
Freshly ground pepper
1/8 cup spicy or dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
2 chicken breasts, pounded until 1/4 of an inch thick
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a grilling rack or cooling rack on top.
In a shallow dish, combined 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon thyme, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. In another shallow dish, combine 1/8 cup spicy mustard, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Coat each chicken breast with mustard sauce and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place chicken breasts on rack on baking sheet. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes. For the last 10 minutes, turn on the broiler in order to achieve a browned top for the chicken. Serve immediately and enjoy!