Maggie Monday: Crispy Parmesan Chicken

Maggie….you had me at “picking the crispy bits of onion out of the pan”!

I promise if you make this chicken once, you’ll make at least once a month from then on. It is perhaps my favorite chicken in the world. Our kids ask for it on a regular basis. Every time I make it for guests, they request the recipe.

It is easy, quick and simply delicious. These photos don’t do it justice. It is tender, juicy, crispy, and full of flavor. When I make it I catch the kids and my husband picking the crispy onion bits out of the pan when they are clearing up!

I serve it with a side of buttered pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese, crushed garlic and dried basil, and a green salad.

So good. I pinky promise you will love this one. Try it tonight!

Crispy Parmesan Chicken

What you need:

2-3 lbs chicken breast strips

1 egg, beaten with 1Tbs milk

1 small can of French fried onions, reserve ¼ can

¾ cup grated parmesan cheese

¼ bread crumbs

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp garlic salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ cup butter, melted

What you do:

Place all dry ingredients in a gallon zipper bag and mix together, crushing the French-fried onions. Dip chicken strips in the egg/milk mixture, then drop a few at a time into the bag of dry ingredients. Coat the chicken strips completely then place them in a greased 13×9 baking dish. You can squish the chicken all up if you need to. Drizzled the melted butter all over the chicken, then sprinkle the reserved French fried onions over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until juices run clear and the chicken is golden brown and crispy.

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Categories: Baking, Cheese, Chicken, Guest-Maggie, Low Carb, Main Dish 2, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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11 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Crispy Parmesan Chicken”

  1. Karen M
    October 22, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I’ve been making this chicken since Maggie gave me the recipe more than 20 years ago and it is a family favorite, not to mention my “go-to” recipe for company dinner. It is my all-time favorite dinner and will likely become yours too!


  2. Maggie
    October 22, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Aww! Thanks, Karen!


  3. October 22, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Looks delicious!


  4. October 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    This does look scrumtious!


  5. ramipon
    October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    we dont have french friend onions here (i think)

    can i use onion rings? 😀


  6. October 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    I served this recipe last night and it was a big hit. Thanks 🙂


  7. October 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I was just looking at some chicken breasts in the fridge wondering what to do with them tonight….got it! this recipe looks delicious! thanks!


  8. October 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Hi, thanks for popping by today – this chicken recipe looks tasty, will have a try of it soon. Tina


  9. November 18, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Oooh that looks yummy!


  10. woodentaste
    November 21, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Chicken ..I really eat too much chicken…and your looks ….hmmm …just scrumptious



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