Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Italian Chicken.....

Chicken is always a favorite in my family. It doesn't matter if it is baked, grilled, stewed or braised. We love chicken. Here is a recipe with Italian flavor. If you are not into Italian, use regular bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs. But sometimes it is nice to visit a different culture via food.

Italian Chicken
1 1/2 lb. chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 cups Italian bread crumbs, or more as needed.
With fork tines, pierce chicken on all sides. Place chicken in a plastic freezer bag. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, onion powder, salt, garlic powder and black pepper; mix well.  Pour mixture over chicken, turning to coat well. Squeeze out as much air as possible so chicken is covered with the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour bread crumbs in a plastic bag, add chicken and coat well with crumbs. Place the chicken in an oiled shallow baking pan. I like to add a dollop of butter to each piece of chicken before baking. Bake until crisp tender, about 45 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Makes 4 large servings.
Till next time.......

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