Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baked Parmesan Paprika Chicken

Baked Parmesan Paprika Chicken - made September 2, 2013 from Pia Recipes
Time for the occasional, obligatory savory dish just to cut through some of the sugar I generally post. I've been very lazy about cooking lately and even lazier about searching for easy-to-make dishes.  Fortunately, I keep a pin board with easy cooking recipes that I can always fall back on and see if any leap out at me.
I had chicken tenderloins in my freezer and, shockingly, the rest of the ingredients needed for this dish so it was a no-brainer to try out this recipe.  I don't think I ended up using enough chicken though as I only used one pack of the tenderloins which was probably the equivalent of 2 chicken breasts.  The amount of coating was just right for the pack but I think I ended up with too much butter.  Because my tenderloin pieces were smaller than chicken breasts, I didn't bake it as long as the recipe directed, maybe for 45 minutes?  The coating will get crisp as you bake the chicken but with the abundance of butter, it does get soggy later on. Nevertheless, this was a simple, easy dish to make and fed me for 4 meals.  Can't ask for more than that.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons milk
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, parmesan, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the chicken in the egg, then dredge in the flour mixture. Place in the baking dish, and pour the melted butter evenly over the chicken.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese has browned, and the chicken has cooked.


  1. Looks great and seems to be quick and easy! A good weeknight meal.

    1. It's definitely very easy to make and it's tasty, if a little buttery when I made it :).