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Easy Chicken Parmesan

Category: Dinner
Source: Kristen J. Gough
Ingredients: 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 8-oz. package shredded Parmesan cheese
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1/3 tsp. black pepper
1/3 cup butter, melted
Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9" by 13" baking dish with heavy aluminum foil (not a necessary step, but it makes clean up so much easier). Lightly coat the pan with cooking spray. Cut the chicken breasts into long pieces (or tenders). Empty half of the bag of Parmesan into a shallow tray or plate. Mix the pepper and garlic into the Parmesan cheese. Dip each chicken piece into the Parmesan and then place onto the pan, being careful not to crowd the meat. Add more Parmesan cheese to the plate when needed. Drizzle the butter onto the meat. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees as the meat's internal temperature. Bump the oven heat up to broil. Heat the chicken on the broil temperature until the cheese just begins to become browned (about 2 minutes). Remove the chicken from the oven. I usually serve the chicken along with pasta and spaghetti sauce.

With the leftovers, I cut the strips into thin pieces and place on a deli roll, along with shredded lettuce, tomato, and mayo (sprinkled with a little dried oregano or basil) to create an Italian sub sandwich.

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