Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
A great, semi-elegant, inexpensive chicken dish. It smells great coming out of the oven! This was given to me by the Weldon Family.
- 4 -6 skinless chicken breasts (bone in or boneless)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or 3 tablespoons olive oil
- garlic powder
- 3 -5 sprigs fresh rosemary (I use dry)
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup dry breadcrumbs, with parmesan flavor
- 1 cup water
- Wash and pat dry chicken.
- Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides.
- In food processor, add bread crumbs and fresh rosemary.
- Strip leaves from stalk.
- Process until rosemary is finely chopped.
- With food processor running add vegetable oil until dry mixture is moist.
- Pat moist bread crumbs and rosemary mixture on both sides of chicken.
- Place chicken in oven safe casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour water between and around chicken.
- Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350.
Great way to use up some rosemary if you have a lot in your garden. I only had 2 chicken breasts so kept it to 3 sprigs and only used 3/4 cups of water, but kept everything else the same and it was delicious. I didn't get any gravy either, but I did get a lot of really tasty extra breadcrumb mixture in the pan which would have been delicious over some broccoli...next time...
this was quite good. i used fresh garlic instead of the powdered (2 cloves) and added the salt (1/2 tsp) and pepper (1/4 tsp) in with the breadcrumbs. after putting the breadcrumbs on the (boned) chicken, i froze. after thawing, i cooked the chicken on a bed of carrots, onions, and sweet potatoes. it took about 1:20 minutes for the veggies to get tender. the chicken was moist and flavorful. instead of water, i used 1/2 white wine and 1/2 chicken stock. the house smelled great while this was cooking! i removed the foil cover from the chicken for the last 10 minutes of cooking to crisp up the breadcrumbs. i'm not sure what i did different, but i didn't notice any "gravy" as a previous reviewer had noted. but i didn't miss it. this is a keeper.
This is a great dish! Easy and quick to assemble with fantastic results. I did make one small change as I do not like garlic powder. When whizzing up the bread-crumb mixture, I added a teaspoon of my own roasted garlic. For my palate, roasted garlic gives a more rounded taste as opposed to the sharpness of garlic powder.