You don’t have to actually fry your chicken to get that tempting fried taste. This recipe is cooked in the oven and has a delicious nuttiness from the almonds to top it off.
Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) bread crumbs, whole-wheat, coarse, dried
  • 1/4 cup(s) cheese, Parmesan (1 ounce), grated
  • 1/4 cup(s) nuts, almonds finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1 clove(s) garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 pinch pepper, black ground
  • 1/4 cup(s) oil, olive, extra-virgin
  • 2 pounds chicken, breast, boneless, skinless pounded to 1/2" thickness and cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 sprig(s) parsley, Italian for garnish
Instructions

  • 1Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, almonds, parsley, garlic, salt, thyme, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • 2Place the oil in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken first in the oil, then dredge in the crumb mixture. Place the chicken in a shallow baking pan.
  • 3Bake for 25 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the center of a piece registers 165°F and the juices run clear. (Do not turn the chicken during cooking.) Garnish with the parsley.