Mediterranean Crusted Chicken

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A deliciously rich chicken entree that is best served with mild side dishes such as sauteed vegetables and French bread. This chicken has a great fresh basil flavor.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds skinless chicken thighs

  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the egg and heavy cream and beat together well. In a separate medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, cheese, basil, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Dip each piece into the egg wash and then dredge liberally in the cracker crumb mixture. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry the chicken in the oil for 5 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown and crusty. Place chicken in a 9x13 baking dish and cover with foil.

  4. Bake, covered, at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes, then remove foil and bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 more minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
25g Fat
10g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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