Friday, August 11, 2006

5 Ingredient Friday

Our Host:

armesan or 4 Cheese Crusted Chicken Breasts

4 Chicken breasts, flattened (or not--your preference)
1 Cup grated parmesan or the Italian 4 cheese blend(you can buy pre-grated)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper(or to taste)
Best Foods Mayonnaise to coat one side of the chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees or barbeque to high. Mix nutmeg and pepper in with cheese so it's evenly distributed. Dry chicken breasts pieces. Spray baking pan or barbeque pan with cooking spray. Smear mayonnaise on top side of chicken breast. Sprinkle each breast with 1/4 of cheese. Press the cheese into the mayo slightly. Cook 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat. Cheese should be golden and crispy. Best served with buttered spaghetti that has fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil tossed in.

A couple of notes. If you grate the parmesan, use the small side of the grater, not the usual side that makes a powder. If you can't find the Italian 4 cheese blend in your store, you can make it yourself by grating together equal parts: parmesan, asiago, provolone(aged hard) and romano cheeses.

I've served this many times to small groups or large parties. Everyone loves it (if they like chicken) and it looks very gourmet.


Michelle said...

This sounds yummy! I plan on making this dish sometime soon!

Kathleen Marie said...

Sounds YUMMY! Thanks!

Granny said...

Looks delicous and simple (my favorite word with cooking). Thanks.

Thanks as well for your comment on granny. I'm a little behind getting back to folks (as well as posting).

Busy with kids starting back to school Monday.

3catsmeow4me said...

I needed a new recipe for chicken,this sounds delicous. Thanks!