My son found this recipe for Heroin Chicken on the internet. I guess the name comes from the fact that it is so good, it is addictive. I have made it twice and it is AWESOME. Coated with parmesan cheese and spices, the chicken has just the right amount of spice and is juicy and moist…low-carb, too. I use four thin chicken breasts but it is so good, you will wish you doubled the recipe!
4 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts (also try with 24 chicken wings or with 1 lb flounder) (I use the thin chicken breasts)
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
3 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup melted butter ( I just used one stick)
1. First, preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Then combine the grated cheese and the seasonings. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. (Do not omit this step, or you’ll still be scrubbing the pan for days!).
3. Melt the butter in a shallow bowl or pan.
4. Dip each piece of chicken into the butter, and then into the seasoned cheese, coating well.
5. Arrange in the foil lined pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350°F. Don’t overcook! With thin chicken breasts, I baked for 30 to 35 minutes.
*This is a tested and approved recipe by BOYD STREET KITCHEN.
If you love Chicken Salad, then here is an elegant approach to the recipe. This is the NEIMAN MARCUS CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE developed in the 1950’s by famed Texas Chef, Helen Corbitt. (Hint: Whipping Cream makes this special.) Serve on a Croissant roll or bed of lettuce. YUM…
Thanks also to Oh So Shabby by Debbie Reynolds for making me aware of this awesome recipe.
NEIMAN MARCUS CHICKEN SALAD
MAKES ABOUT 6 CUPS
1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, cut into ½″ cubes (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup halved purple seedless grapes (some use green)
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
½ cup whipped cream (stiff)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine chicken, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, and salt in a bowl. Add whipped cream and pepper; fold to combine.
**adapted from Saveur.com
ABOUT HELEN CORBITT… (written by PATTY VINEYARD MACDONALD)
“Stanley Marcus declared Helen Corbitt ‘the Balenciaga of Food.’ Earl Wilson described her simply as ‘the best cook in Texas.’ Lyndon B. Johnson loved her stroganoff and wished she would accompany him—and Lady Bird—to the White House to run the dining room.
“Helen Corbitt is to American cuisine what Julia Child is to French. Corbitt’s genius was in presentations of new and unusual flavor combinations, colors, and even serving temperatures. She insisted on the finest, freshest ingredients, served with impeccable style. As Director of Food Services for Neiman Marcus, she traveled widely, bringing recipes back to tantalize Texans’ tastebuds.”
Can’t wait to buy this cookbook…
This is a great dish for taking to people who have had surgery, had a baby, etc. This CHICKEN VEGETABLE ONE PAN OVEN MEAL will be an easy “go to” for many occasions or for a quick supper.
4-6 raw chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans (fresh or canned-really any green veggie would work. Broccoli is good, too). Arrange in 9×13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.