Chicken With Bread Crumbs Baked

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Chicken with bread crumbs baked is a dish with chicken and vegetables and spices that are very tasty. Chicken with bread crumbs baked is a dish with chicken and vegetables and spices that are very tasty.Chicken with bread crumbs baked looks like this:

Baked Breaded Chicken

Baked Breaded Chicken

Baked Breaded Chicken is a mid week dinner dream. Juicy, tender chicken, covered with a golden crunchy, delicious outer coating of bread crumbs. This is a great dish for any pallet and makes for a perfect dinner option when you want a filling dish that requires minimal prep and only takes about 30 minutes to cook.

Baked chicken with bread crumbs will become your new favorite way to prepare chicken.

Parmesan and bread crumbs join forces to produce a crunchy coated, perfectly  seasoned baked breaded chicken breast that will have friends and family begging for seconds.

Easy to make and easy to like, this Baked Breaded Chicken will win over both children and adults alike. Serve with rice pilaf and garlic green beans for an excellent meal.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breading:

There is nothing like a good piece of tender juicy chicken, coated in a flavorful, crunchy outer coating. Welcome Baked Breaded Chicken. I saved all the best ingredients for this dish, so get ready for a party in your mouth.

Let’s talk outer coating or breading.

Bread Crumb Mixture:

  • Bread Crumbs (no surprise there)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Spices—Basil, Oregano, Pepper

Basil and oregano give a great Italian flavor and the pepper adds a little zip.

The parmesan also contributes to a zing of taste, while contributing to the fantastic texture of the outer coating. Simple yet a perfect blend of ingredients, makes this crispy outer coating really come alive. It is salty and delicious.

What about the garlic? Don’t worry for all you garlic fans out there, and if you’re not, you really should be a fan, there IS garlic. And it contributes to flavor.

The garlic is mixed with paprika and olive oil, which will go directly on the chicken, followed by dipping the chicken into the bread crumb mixture.

It’s a joint effort between the olive oil mixture and bread crumb mixture to produce the most perfect baked breaded chicken breast.

How To Bread Chicken:

Now that you are hopefully excited and convinced that this outer coating is the going to make you pallet sing, let’s talk about how to bread the chicken.
It’s not hard, but warning your hands may get a little messy here.

What You Need:

  • 2 pie tins or shallow dishes
  • Ingredients, of course.

Steps:

  1. You want to put the liquid mixture in one pie tin and the bread crumb mixture in the other.
  2. Coat chicken by dipping it in the liquid mixture.
  3. Then, dip oiled chicken in the bread crumb mixture.
  4. Press bread crumbs, so each breast is fully coated. We don’t want to see any of the chicken not have coating on it.
  5. Transfer coated chicken onto prepared baking dish and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture and oil.

That wasn’t so bad now was it?

The Best Coating For Crunch?

I think this recipe offers the perfect crunchy coating. It’s crispy, golden, deliciousness. However, if in general you want to make an outer coating even crunchier, you can try adding another crunchy ingredient like cornflakes.

How To Make Chicken Breasts Juicy:

Everyone wants a crispy outer coating for a baked breaded chicken breast. I agree crispy and crunchy are the best. No arguments there.

However, do you know what is just as important as a crispy outer coating? That’s right.

You guessed it, tender juicy chicken.

In fact I am going to make a bold statement here. You ready?

You can have the best most flavorful, crispy outer coating on your chicken, BUT if your chicken is dry and tough, no one is going to even talk about the outer coating.
They won’t even give it another thought.

The topic of conversation will be the cooking fail on how dry and tough your chicken is. So let’s make sure that your chicken doesn’t go down in history as dry and
disappointing. Let’s have people praising you on the delicious outer coating as well as a juicy, and tender pieces of chicken.

Truly Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

These crunchy baked chicken tenders are life changing! The secret to truly golden, truly crunchy baked breaded chicken is to toast the breadcrumbs in the oven first. Bonus: No dirty fingers with my quick crumbing technique!

Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders piled on a plate with a side of Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, ready to be eaten

Really crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders

There is no feel-good story behind these crunchy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders. Quite simply, I am yet to meet anything deep fried that I didn’t love, but a) my waistline can’t afford the real thing every time I feel like it; and b) I reserve deep frying for “special occasions”. Because… well, you know.

Mess, oil wastage, gluey fingers.

Waistline. Bottom expansion.

Etc etc.

It also irritated me no end that the breadcrumbs always came out splotchy, no matter how much oil I used.

So this is how I make baked crumbed chicken.

How to make crunchy Baked Breaded Chicken

Baked breaded chicken – my way

  • Toast the breadcrumbs in the oven for just a few minutes. This is the path to truly golden, truly crunchy baked breaded chicken even with a short bake time (max 20 minutes for chicken tenders). PS Much MUCH easier than pan frying!
  • One dredge batter – the usual process for crumbing is flour then egg then breadcrumbs. For this quick ‘n easy recipe, I combine the egg with flour plus mustard and mayo for flavour + oil (attempt to replicate deep fried) to make a thick batter in which the chicken is dredged. This stuff is great glue for the breadcrumbs!
  • Clean fingers! Use tongs to transfer the batter slathered chicken into the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over breadcrumbs to cover, press down to adhere. Transfer to tray. Marvel at clean fingers!!

BREADED BAKED CHICKEN

Juicy boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a crispy oven-baked breadcrumb coating.  This breaded baked chicken is a weeknight go-to favorite.

overhead shot of a piece of baked chicken on a fork.

There’s one thing I always have in my refrigerator: boneless skinless chicken breasts. No matter what I always pick up a few each week at the store even if I don’t have a specific plan for how I might use them and, really, isn’t that the beauty of them?

They are so versatile, so easy to work with, and, if cooked properly, so delicious. Sure, I love me some wings, and thighs, and chicken breasts with the bone in and skin on, but more often than not I turn to my trusty boneless skinless chicken breasts for weeknight dinner inspiration and my new favorite is this easy breaded baked chicken.

overhead shot of sliced baked breaded chicken on a plate with snap peas.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED BREADED CHICKEN

In this installment of My Love Affair with Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts we’re using a few simple ingredients to turn them into crispy breaded baked chicken. And, spoiler alert, you don’t have to dip the chicken in egg or coat it in flour. We’re using a special sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs instead.

ingredients for breaded chicken.

INGREDIENTS

  • Dijon mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chopped fresh herbs like parsley and thyme
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Plain bread crumbs
  • Panko bread crumbs

I like to pound my chicken breasts for two reasons: first, it is the best therapy at the end of the day to take a mallet and beat the insert expletive here out of something and, second, it’s important that the chicken breasts are all the same thickness so they cook evenly.

I like using both dried breadcrumbs and panko breadcrumbs because they have different textures. The dried breadcrumbs are finer and evenly coat the chicken and the panko ones are bigger with a crispy and light texture that gives the coating a crunchy texture.

photo collage showing how to mix the mayo coating.

MUSTARD AND MAYO SAUCE

  • First, combine the mustard, mayonnaise and herbs together in a bowl. Brush the chicken breasts with this mixture.
  • I know it might seem weird, but this coating helps the breadcrumbs stick to the chicken, helps the breadcrumbs crisp up and turn golden in the oven and gives the chicken so much flavor.

BREADCRUMB COATING

  • Next, coat each chicken breast in the breadcrumb coating.
  • Place the breaded chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with tin foil.
photo collage showing how to bread the chicken and all of the chicken breasts on a sheet pan ready to be baked.

Bake the chicken for 20 to 30 minutes at 400°F or until the internal temperature is 165°F. For extra crispiness, I like to turn the oven to broil in the last few minutes to get the chicken extra crispy.

baked chicken on a sheet pan.

See how nice and golden they are? This is what makes my heart sing when it’s dinnertime – these breaded baked chicken breasts look so wholesome and give me that let’s-gather-’round-the-table-for-dinner  happy fuzzy feeling. I love that feeling.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Chicken: You can use the same amount of chicken tenders for this recipe. You’ll save some time because you don’t need to pound them out. They make the best chicken tenders with some garlic Parmesan fries on the side. Or try chicken cutlets, which are thin-sliced chicken breasts.

Mustard: I love a kick of Dijon, but you can use your favorite mustard like classic yellow, honey mustard, grainy mustard, or any of the gazillion types available these days.

Mayo: Have you seen the different flavored mayos available? Swap the plain mayonnaise for a flavored on to change up the recipe.

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