This chicken recipe is one that I keep in the freezer all the time. It's a great meal for Once a Week or Once a Month cooking, and is fancy enough to make ahead for a dinner party or special occassion.
My only suggestion for making this recipe extra delicious is to use a little more salt than you might normally use in the dry ingredients mix.
I also like to add a little thyme to my version. If you are not a big fan of thyme, feel free to omit it from the recipe. It's still delicious!
Parmesan Stuffed Chicken Breasts
4 chicken breasts, bone in & skin on
1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup oregano
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste (Use more than you think you'll need on this one!)
Optional: Add 2 TBS of dried thyme for a little more flavor
In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, oregano, Parmigiano and garlic. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
Carefully loosen the chicken skin with fingers. Divide the oregano mixture into equal mounds and tuck the oregano mixture under the skin, pushing down to spread out. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Wrap each breast individually with plastic wrap and then place all of the breasts in a large ziptop freezer bag.
Using packing tape, affix the cooking label and place in the freezer.
1. Unwrap the chicken and place the breasts in a roasting pan covered with cooking spray.
2. Bake until the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted should register 165 degrees.