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Parmesan Garlic Chicken

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Parmesan Garlic Chicken Easy Recipe to Double for the Freezer from SimplifyLiveLove.com

I first got the inspiration for Parmesan Garlic Chicken in one of my favorite cookbooks Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer: A Second Helping of Tasty Meals You Can Make Ahead. I really like this cookbook not only because there are very tasty, freezer friendly recipes included in it, but it also calculates the amounts necessary if you were to make the recipe time x3, x6, or x9 for freezer meals. My basic math skills aren’t too shabby, but having the figures pre-calculated for tripling a recipe is really handy. That’s my plug for the cookbook Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer if you’re into freezer cooking!

Regardless of if you like freezer meals, you need to serve up this parmesan garlic chicken for dinner tonight! It’s a huge hit with both kids and adults. It’s so easy to make – yet looks fancier than it is. And it’s sure to be a hit at any family meal or dinner party. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that freezes well and tastes just as good after it’s frozen, I highly recommend this easy and delicious parmesan garlic chicken.

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Let’s get busy!

First, prepare to cook by putting olive oil in one bowl and cheese, seasonings, and garlic in another. Dredge the chicken through the olive oil first and then through the cheese mixture.
A quick and easy freezer friendly recipe for parmesan garlic chicken. Make one batch for dinner and another batch to freeze.Arrange chicken on a baking pan.
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Bake chicken for 40-60 minutes, until cooked through an no longer pink. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees to be properly cooked.

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 bonesless, skinless chicken breasts. I also use thigh fillets sometimes and honestly like them better.
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese. Pecorino Romano is delicious in this recipe, as is Asiago. Get crazy and use the cheese you like best!
  • 1 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the cheese, Italian seasonsing, and garlic in one shallow bowl.
  3. Put the olive oil in another shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge the chicken pieces in the oil, then cover with the cheese mix.
  5. Arrange the chicken pieces on a pan and bake in preheated, 40-60 minutes for fatter chicken breasts, and 30-40 minutes for thinner pieces.
  6. Enjoy!

Freeze a Batch for Another Day

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To make an extra batch for the freezer, follow the recipe but don’t bake. Instead, place each piece of dredged chicken on a piece of parchment paper and flash freeze. Then remove to a freezer container and freeze! The day before you’d like to cook it, thaw overnight in the fridge and then cook for the recommended amount of time, or bake it frozen, but add at least 20 minutes to your baking time.

More Freezer-Friendly Favorites

Chicken Oreganato

Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf

Easy Oven Sandwich

Enjoy! What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

Comments

  1. Cara Ivey says

    September 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    mmmmm. Sound yummy!! One of my favorites is VERY similar! Make a marinade (spl?) with olive oil, lots of minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with chicken and let it sit for a little while, I just mix it up in the am and stick it in the fridge until I need it. If using chicken breast, go ahead and butterfly them. They will soak up so much more flavor and cook faster. Grill, saute, or roast!! I love to serve this over Tabouleh. Another good thing, use this for potato!! Cut red potatoes into small cubes and cook in the oven with this marinade until tender. OMG!! Too good!!!

    • Michelle says

      September 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      I love to freeze uncooked, but marinated chicken. I have read the lemon juice might react strangely in the freezer though. But this sounds delish!! Thanks for sharing, Cara!

  2. Heather says

    September 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. I feel your pain about the photography part of blogging. I’m not a photographer either.:)

  3. Robin H says

    January 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Made this tonight and it was a huge hit! Served it with broccoli and twice-baked potatoes, and there was total silence at the table for at least five minutes!

  4. tiffany says

    August 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    soooo, this might be a silly question but can you cook it from it’s frozen state or do you thaw it overnight before hand?

    • Michelle Marine says

      August 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Tiffany, Not a dumb question at all! I think you could do it either way, but I recommend thawing it first. Just pull it out of your freezer the morning you want to cook or, or even the night before, and thaw it in your fridge. 🙂 Thanks for the question!!

  5. Janelle says

    September 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I have this cookbook, but have not tried this recipe yet – I will have to give it a try! I am slowly getting back into freezer cooking and found your blog via Money saving Mom’s FB post. I love freezer cooking. Two days ago I quadrupled a soup recipe so that we would have leftovers for tonight and I was able to freeze some too! Looking forward to checking out your blog more!

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