A dish to please all ages: Parmesan Chicken

(NC)—Sitting down for a family dinner is a special and meaningful time, especially during the holidays when we get to share memorable moments with loved ones. But a holiday dinner can also be a busy event, especially when trying to find one dish that will satisfy different age groups, varying tastes and those little guests who are often picky in what they choose to eat.

“In order to satisfy everyone, stick to one simple, but delicious dish that you know everyone will love,” says Trish Magwood, award-winning cookbook author of In My Mother’s Kitchen, and mom of three. “Choose a dish that appeals to adults and kids, rather than trying to make numerous dishes. You will be pleasantly surprised to see how much time it saves.”

The following recipe is a favourite with families, is easy to prepare and cooks in no time. Best of all, it uses fridge and pantry staples, including Rice Krispies, that give it that irresistible crunch. For more creative and easy holiday recipes, visit www.ricekrispies.ca. More information on Trish Magwood is available at www.trishmagwood.ca or follow her on Twitter @trishmagwood.

Parmesan Chicken


750 mL (3 cups) Rice Krispies crushed to 375 mL (1 1/2 cups)
125 mL (1/2 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
2 mL (1/2 tsp) fresh basil
1 mL (1/4 tsp) fresh oregano
30 mL (2 tbsp) melted butter
1 egg or 2 egg whites
75 mL (1/3 cup) 2%,milk
75 mL (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
2 mL (1/2 tsp) salt
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts about (1 kg/2 lbs)


1. In large plate or shallow pan, combine crushed cereal, Parmesan cheese and herbs. Stir in melted butter.

2 .In medium bowl, beat egg whites and milk slightly. Stir in flour and salt; mix until smooth. Dip chicken in batter, then coat with cereal mixture. Place in single layer on foil or parchment lined baking sheet.

3. Bake at 180°C (350°F) about 35 minutes or until no longer pink in centre. (Do not cover or turn chicken while cooking.)

Source: www.newscanada.com

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