Sunday, December 28, 2014

Baked Parmesan Chicken

I sort of left you hanging with that cut up chicken before Christmas and nothing to do with it. Well here's something to do with it:  I've had this recipe for a long time. My Mom used to make it (what is with this nostalgia thing??). It is quite simple and makes an easy meal for a cold day. This was in the day when fresh herbs were not readily available and the garden herbs long used up but the recipe still holds up pretty well.

Baked Parmesan Chicken

1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
1/4 c olive oil
1 t dried basil
1 t dried garlic
1 t paprika
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 T dried oregano
1 T dried onion
5 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c white wine
Place chicken in a 13x9 pan. Pour oil over the chicken. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/3 of the herb mixture on chicken and bake at 400 for 25 minutes. Turn chicken and sprinkle with 1/2 of the remaining herb mixture. Return to oven for another 25 minutes. Turn chicken over and sprinkle with the remaining herb mixture. Pour wine in the bottom of the pan (DO NOT pour over chicken). Bake for another 20 minutes or until done.

The skin gets really nice and crispy and it's quite flavorful. It's not heavy because there is no breading - just flavor. Served with mashed potatoes and a little vege - real basic comfort food.

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