Chicken gets dipped in a buttery-basil blend and coated with cheese-spiked Italian flavored panko bread crumbs, then it's baked until crispy and golden brown.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pound chicken gently, smooth side down, with meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick.

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  • Mix in shallow dish butter and 1 tablespoon of the cooking sauce; in another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Dip chicken into butter mixture, then dip into bread crumb mixture to coat.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken in oil 12 to 15 minutes, carefully turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.

  • Heat remaining sauce until hot. Serve with chicken and mashed potatoes.

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2012
Tried this recipe tonight. Had to sub the Italian panko with lemon pepper panko and the parm cheese with cheddar - all we had on hand. Everyone loved it. The pasta however...bombed. After originally tasting it (no flavor just straight up basil in my opinion) we added some cheddar cheese salt and pepper to it. Helped it some but I would not eat it again (my boys liked it alright but the hubby and I said no.) I'd cook the chicken again. The spare sauce will be stored not put on pasta. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2012
We Really REALLY wanted to like this but the sauce itself was really bland. Before coating the chicken I added the garlic powder and tasted the coating--then added black pepper onion powder paprika AND parsley. Then coated and baked as normal. I realized after I had coated with the panko that I had forgotten the melted butter mixed in with the Progresso mixture. My chicken didn't crisp up so I had to put it under the broiler to prevent a soggy mess. The remaining soup for the sauce was WAY too bland to be used as sauce for pasta so I sauteed some onion and garlic cloves and once that soup was warm used my hand blender to mix it all together. The taste was still off--very much tasted like something from a box or a can even after increasing spices. It didn't do anything for the family--there was no 'wow' factor...the kids and hubby told me they honestly prefer oven 'fried' chicken fingers over this. I'm willing to agree--so much less work involved in those. I'm 90% certain we won't be having this again. Read More
(5)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2012
Tried this recipe tonight. Had to sub the Italian panko with lemon pepper panko and the parm cheese with cheddar - all we had on hand. Everyone loved it. The pasta however...bombed. After originally tasting it (no flavor just straight up basil in my opinion) we added some cheddar cheese salt and pepper to it. Helped it some but I would not eat it again (my boys liked it alright but the hubby and I said no.) I'd cook the chicken again. The spare sauce will be stored not put on pasta. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2012
I used butter buds instead of butter to dredge the chicken but otherwise followed the recipe. The sauce is quite tasty. I did find the chicken to be very anemic looking after the stated baking time so I broiled it for a few minutes to get it browned.. since we eat with our eyes first Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
My family loved this recipe! We marinated the chicken in the sauce for 30 minutes before cooking and used cooking spray on the panko crumbs to increase crunch. This recipe was eaten well my my kids indulged by me and in-hailed by my husband. Thank you for a great recipe. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2012
This was made tonight with one package of Costco's chicken and half the other ingredients. I had some Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko crumbs from a while back and since they are VERY salty I mixed them with Progresso's regular Italian bread crumbs and no parmesan. Otherwise I followed the recipe as stated. To my pasta I added a whole bunch of the Starter and a lot of parmesan. This is a very easy very tasty meal. The recipe didn't really use very much of the can of the Starter so I'll have to see how it freezes for another meal another time. Thanks Progresso for a wonderful meal! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2012
We Really REALLY wanted to like this but the sauce itself was really bland. Before coating the chicken I added the garlic powder and tasted the coating--then added black pepper onion powder paprika AND parsley. Then coated and baked as normal. I realized after I had coated with the panko that I had forgotten the melted butter mixed in with the Progresso mixture. My chicken didn't crisp up so I had to put it under the broiler to prevent a soggy mess. The remaining soup for the sauce was WAY too bland to be used as sauce for pasta so I sauteed some onion and garlic cloves and once that soup was warm used my hand blender to mix it all together. The taste was still off--very much tasted like something from a box or a can even after increasing spices. It didn't do anything for the family--there was no 'wow' factor...the kids and hubby told me they honestly prefer oven 'fried' chicken fingers over this. I'm willing to agree--so much less work involved in those. I'm 90% certain we won't be having this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
My first Progresso Recipe Starters cooking sauce recipe Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken. The Chicken was delicious. Pasta??? Not so much. I made the recipe exactly as written. As far as speed and ease goes dinner was on the table within 35 minutes and I plan to add this to my Fast Night Meals Pinterest board. If I were to use this canned sauce on pasta again I would add some fresh herbs and more seasoning. I felt it didn t have a fresh taste and almost crossed the line to a Canned taste. Chicken 5 stars Pasta 2 stars. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2012
I liked the chicken part of this dish. It was delicious! I served the remaining sauce over penne pasta but didn't particularly care for it. Fast and easy though. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
I follow the recipe exactly and used bowtie pasta...we really liked it and it was so quick to bake the chicken in the oven! Thanks for the great recipe Progresso! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2012
Quick and Easy! After working around the house this dish made for a welcomed meal. It was so easy to put together. I set the timer for 12 minutes then turned the oven to broil for the last couple minutes for browning. Very tasty and enjoyable! Thank you Progresso Recipe Starters for another tasty easy meal! Read More
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