Crumbed Basil Chicken

Crumbed Basil Chicken

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55min


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Chicken thighs are an underrated and more flavourful cut of chicken. This is a simple baked recipe that coats them in basil, breadcrumbs and Parmesan.

Suzanne

Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 1 egg
  • 140ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (60g) dried breadcrumbs
  • 40g grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1kg skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C .
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the egg and cream and beat together well. In a separate medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Dip each piece into the egg wash and then coat liberally in the breadcrumb mixture. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Fry the chicken in the oil for 5 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown and crusty. Place chicken in a baking dish and cover with alfoil.
  4. Bake covered in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake uncovered for 15 more minutes, or browned and chicken juices run clear.

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Reviews (5)

TONYS WIFE
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Made it healthier. As a Weight Watcher, I was concerned about the number of POINTS values this recipe had...it had 10 per serving. If you use only egg white, instead of an egg; nonfat yoghurt instead of cream (25 grams of fat down to 0); 2 tbsp of olive oil in a nonstick pan; and chicken breasts instead of the dark meat, you knock the points down to 6 per serving. It tastes just as great...and it almost knocks the fat out of the recipe. - 08 Oct 2008

AUTUMNJOY
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Altered ingredient amounts. Tasty chicken recipe, the breading mixture comes out nice and crispy. I added 4TBS more cheese to the crumb mixture and 1 tbs extra basil. - 08 Oct 2008

Cris
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This is the best chicken recipe! It tastes just like something you'd get at an Italian restaurant. The fresh basil makes it fantastic! I use the leftover egg mixture and crumb mixture to coat zucchini and fry them up after - makes excellent zucchini sticks as a side dish! Oh, I use half olive oil and half vegetable oil just to mellow out the flavour. This is SOOO good. If I could give it 6 stars I would. - 08 Oct 2008

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