Dudes Parmesan Chicken

Dudes Parmesan Chicken Dinner

Dudes Parmesan Chicken
Dudes Parmesan Chicken

It’s valentines day, so I decided it was time to try something new. allrecipes.com has a “My Mom’s Parmesan Chicken” entry, but I didn’t have everything I needed. If you look at that list, the recipe calls for garlic powder, bread crumbs, parsley and ground black pepper – all of which I’m out of.  So, I remembered what my roommate at The Stone House did for a “breaded chicken” once – he used oatmeal. We had a ton of it at the house, and that dish was always excellent. So I decided to adapt that for this recipe.  The other things I could get around.  An so, the Dudes Parmesan Chicken Dinner was born.

Here’s the recipe as I made it:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (because I didn’t have garlic powder, so I thought garlic salt could replace both the garlic powder and the salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil (for the parsley)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine

dudes parm chicken ingredients

Here’s the all recipe directions:

  1. Measure salt and pepper, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and bread crumbs into a bag. Shake chicken pieces in bag until well coated.
  2. Oil roasting pan lightly, and arrange chicken in pan. Sprinkle with melted butter or margarine.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and pour wine over all. Cover, and bake an additional 15 minutes.

dudes parm chicken prep

And this is what I did:

  1. Measure garlic salt, paprika, thyme, Parmesan cheese, basil, oatmeal and canola oil into a bag.  Shake chicken in bag until well coated.
  2. Oil pyrex pan with olive oil and arrange chicken in pan.  Sprinkle with all remaining bag contents and cover with olive oil.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven, and pour wine over all.  Leave uncovered, bake an additional 15 minutes.

I left it uncovered because I think the amount of chicken I had wasn’t enough for the other ingredients, so I wanted to make sure the wine would cook off.

I also added green beans.

  • two handfuls of green beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Cut the ends off the green beans.
  2. Put butter, salt, water, beans in a sauce pan.  Set to medium-high heat (6 on an electric range) for 10-15 minutes.

And thats it!  So, this isn’t a quick meal because the chicken takes an hour, but it is super easy.  And that, my friends, is a Dudes With Food kind of gourmet meal.