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
Here’s the all recipe directions:
- 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.
- Oil roasting pan lightly, and arrange chicken in pan. Sprinkle with melted butter or margarine.
- 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.
And this is what I did:
- Measure garlic salt, paprika, thyme, Parmesan cheese, basil, oatmeal and canola oil into a bag. Shake chicken in bag until well coated.
- Oil pyrex pan with olive oil and arrange chicken in pan. Sprinkle with all remaining bag contents and cover with olive oil.
- 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
- Cut the ends off the green beans.
- 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.