Parmesan Chicken **HE cooks!

by Michelle on January 4, 2010

It’s not unusual for Mr. Tastebuds to cook in fact he was cooking almost every night for about the first 10 years we were married. I was working in a law firm at the time and put in many late night hours especially when I had an attorney in court. There was just no time nor energy to cook. His meals are simple, yet delicious and he did surprise me once in a while with an excellent sauce!

Sometime last summer I was not feeling well and took a late afternoon nap. Much to my surprise I slept for a good 4 hours and when I woke up Mr. Tastebuds was in the kitchen making dinner. When I asked him what the was making, he said “Parmesan Chicken, from a recipe I saw on TV.” Mr. Tastebuds watches all the Saturday cooking shows, secretly I think he has a crush on Julia! And he sort of mentally files the recipe, never writing anything down. I wish my mind worked like his but I need at least a few notes not because I don’t know how to cook on the fly but because there’s no way I could ever remember!

Mr. Tastebud’s Parmesan Chicken was just delicious and so simple, I’ve made it several times since. And it’s definitely a recipe for my Call-it-Dinner category!

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Parmesan Chicken
Recipe adapted from my husband, Mr. Tastebuds

2 Chicken Breasts, deboned and skinless
3/4 c. Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
3/4 c. Parmesan Cheese, coarsely grated
1 Egg, slightly whipped
1-2 TBL Canola Oil

Place the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and pound to about 1/2″ thick, careful to not rupture the meat.

In a heavy-bottomed skillet heat the oil.

Bread each chicken breast in the finely grated Parmesan. Then dip each breast in the whipped egg. Then bread each breast in the coarsely grated Parmesan.

Place the breaded chicken beasts in the hot oil and saute to a golden brown on each side. Chicken is done cooking when the juices run clear when pierced with a skewer.

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  • Maria January 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    He did a great job. Nice looking meal!

  • Chow and Chatter January 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    yummy you must be a great team in the kitchen

  • Kayte January 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    This looks delicious. What is the secret to getting all that wonderful topping to stick when you are browning? I am terrible at that part. Mr. Tastebuds found a keeper from the looks of it for sure!

  • Kim January 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    That chicken looks gorgeous! I can’t even imagine how delicious that must be with all that parmesan cheese. That’s one to try!

  • Fresh Local and Best January 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    This looks like a great dinner. What a sweetie and he cooks well too!

  • Cass @ That Old House January 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    On the menu this week! Thanks!!!
    Cass

  • Jay January 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Mmmm – looks good!!

  • The Blonde Duck January 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Popped in to say hi! Parmeasan chicken was one of the first meals I cooked for my husband!

  • moorebloglife January 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    That does look yummy and made a pretty good looking macro as well.
    Happy MM!

  • susan January 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Fabulous photo! I read your comment at my place and know what you mean. Our house is too big for just us, but I keep hoping someone will fill it up with grandbabies! :)—at the right time, of course :) We will be having this for dinner this week!

  • Lori E January 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Oh I could just lick the screen.

  • Michelle January 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Kayte,

    I used to have a terrible problem with the breading falling off during a saute. But if you make sure the oil/butter is hot when you add the chicken, you should not have any problem.

  • Kerri January 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Yum! Now I need to go get something to eat :)

  • awarewriter January 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    My mouth is watering. Great presentation. I’ll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the wonderful photos.

  • YankeeQuilter January 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Looks wonderful…when I take a nap in the afternoon all I ever find is my DH eating Cheerios. Where did I go wrong?!

  • The Muse January 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    What would we do without our beloveds! How very nice of him…Applause and Bravo!

  • Barbara January 5, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Good for him. Fabulous recipe- so simple, yet delicious.

  • Danielle January 5, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Lucky woman you are!! He did good…it looks wonderful. Sir Sportsalot makes (read “heats”) Prego Speghetti and knows how to make blue box mac n cheese…and brown ground beef. The End. (that doesn’t included grilling or heating frozen meals, mainly frozen pizza)

  • Nancy @ TheSensitivePantry January 5, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Love a man that cooks- and this chicken looks great! My hubs just started cooking this past year. He keeps it simple & the food is always good. One of our favorite meals is a similar Parmesan Chicken with a simple arugula & red onion salad. So good!

  • Colleen January 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Oh, yum… it looks delicious

  • The Quintessential Magpie January 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

    That looks like a fabulous dish! Thank you for this, Michelle. It fits perfectly with my eating plan!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • girlichef January 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Mr. Tastebuds has my tastebuds going!! This is so golden and tempting…I want to reach out a take a bite πŸ˜€

  • Kathleen January 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    This does sound delicious and, as always, your photos are gorgeous! I think a man who cooks for you is the ultimate!!!

  • The Blonde Duck January 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I need to do an ode to a cinnamon roll…I got distracted by the pecan pie!

  • Mimi January 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    So nice to have someone cook for you. Looks mouth watering.
    Mimi

  • lisaschaos January 6, 2010 at 1:47 am

    That looks totally yummy!! I love when my hubs cooks! :)

  • Kathleen January 6, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Looks good! Dh made eggplant parm and manicotti this week,,delicious..
    so much better when someone makes it for you!
    Happy 2010!

  • Joanne January 6, 2010 at 3:43 am

    You gotta love it when you come home and dinner is on the table. This looks like a fantastic dish! Lucky girl πŸ˜‰

  • Cristie January 6, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Wow, Mr. Tastebuds gets some kind of medal. So happy you have a husband that shares your love for food and can create a beautiful meal as well.

  • Erica January 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Wow! That looks delicious! I love parmesan cheese…..Fantastic recipe.

  • Erica January 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    That looks delicious!I love parmesan cheese…….Fantastic recipe.

  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    That looks good! I am sure it was full of love too!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen January 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Mr. Tastebuds has great taste – the chicken sounds wonderful!

  • Maggy March 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious! I’ll be making it this week. I think HE should cook more often and write a blog post more often πŸ˜‰

  • Tracy March 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Looks delicious – maybe I should show this recipe to my husband! πŸ˜‰

  • Jenny March 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Mmmm, looks so good!!

  • Cookin' Canuck March 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    What a wonderful meal to wake up to!

  • How To: Simplify March 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This looks delicious! I love a good Chicken Parmesan!

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