Thursday, October 22, 2015

Parmesan Oat Crusted Chicken

Our clean eating alternative to a fried chicken. Perfect for the whole family!

Ingredients    
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c. uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1/2 t. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)*
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)*
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 thick all over
  • cooking spray


Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Chop the garlic. Add oats, cheese, salt, paprika, & pepper (also basil, oregano & parsley, if desired, and mix. Pour olive oil in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dip chicken in olive oil, let excess oil drip off, then roll chicken in oat mixture .  Place chicken in large, shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pat the oat mixture into the chicken gently; this helps it make contact with the olive oil to help the coating brown and crisp. If it looks dry, give it a light coating of cooking spray. Bake uncovered for approx. 20-25 minutes until an instant-read thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from oven, and let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes to allow juices to settle.  These freeze well, even coated with the oats first!
 
 
We even loved it served with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce!
 
 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 6 Tbs. honey (add more if desired)
  • Dash salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Directions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and store in the refrigerator. Use it as a dip, sauce, topping, dressing, or anything!

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