Not sure why this delicious dish has this name... a college joke, perhaps, but, it didn't keep Frog Prince from making these tasty chops for dinner! Frog Prince even took the great pictures to go with :)
Parmesan Cheesy Chicken (aka Sleezy Chicken) - Modified from Lana
(this recipe is for 2 chicken breasts, but Lana has directions for more)
2 T butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C bread crumbs (we used heals from our homemade bread)
1/2 C grated cheddar cheese, divided
2-4 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a blender, finely blend about 1-2 slices of day-old bread. When finely crumbed, add in Italian seasoning (we use salt-free), pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Prepare grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and add about 1/4 C to the bread crumb mixture.
Add cheddar cheese to the bread crumb mixture.
Meanwhile, heat 2 T butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in 2 garlic cloves, minced, and allow the garlic to cook as the butter melts.
Dip the chicken into the butter/garlic mix, and then coat thoroughly with the bread crumb mix. [Lana says that you can freeze the chicken for later use at this point]
Place chicken in a large baking dish.
Drizzle any remaining butter/garlic sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with any remaining crumbs. Frog Prince also topped the chicken with additional Parmesan cheese... (or so I learned through the photographic evidence).
Bake chicken until juices run clear and internal temps reach 180; about 45-60 minutes.
About 5 minutes before serving, remove chicken from the oven and add the remaining 1/4 C cheese to the top.
Cook until cheese is melted.
Serve with green veggies for a delicious meal.
This was absolutely delicious and a rather "light" breaded chicken. Frog Prince and I both really enjoyed it. I think Lana's idea of preparing the chicken and then freezing them is great -- just pop 'em out of the freezer and into the oven... makes for a great quick and easy meal.