My kids went wild for this chicken! It came out of the oven incredibly moist, juicy and super flavorful.
The ingredient list is a short and simple one - just the way I like it. And, the prep time is quick and easy. This is a great go-to chicken recipe for busy weeknights and is perfect with mashed potatoes and a simple side salad.
Yields 4 servings.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup bottled Italian dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (yes, the kind in the green shaker canister)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika (optional - for color)
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Marinate chicken in the Italian dressing for a minimum of thirty minutes, but up to overnight. (I do this in a large zip top bag.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine Parmesan, garlic powder, paprika and parsley in a shallow dish or on a plate. Remove chicken from marinade and dredge both sides of chicken in the Parmesan mixture. (Press the Parmesan mixture into the chicken to ensure that it adheres well.) Shake off excess.
Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet. Brown the chicken on one side for about 3 - 4 minutes. Turn chicken over and place skillet in oven. (If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, brown the chicken on the stove top and transfer it to a baking dish.)
Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes prior to serving.