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    Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley, or 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
    • 2/3 cup plain dried breadcrumbs, or Italian
    • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely chopped
    • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
    • canola or olive oil cooking spray

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with foil; coat the foil with canola cooking spray.
    Step 2
    Add parsley, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, pepper, and lemon zest to medium bowl and blend well.
    Step 3
    Press both sides of each chicken breast in breadcrumb mixture, and place in prepared pan. Coat the top of each crusted breast lightly with cooking spray.
    Step 4
    Bake until the chicken is completely cooked through, and the tops and bottoms are lightly browned (about 25 minutes).

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