HERB CRUSTED PANKO CHICKEN

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Here is one of my favorite chicken recipes of all time! I absolutely love how the chicken comes out perfectly cooked, moist and tender! I was originally going to make the chicken using buttermilk as a base but due to time constraints, i decided to use my secret ingredient…MAYO!

To make this chicken you will need the following items,
– Chicken of your preference (I used chicken thighs)
Hellman’s Mayo
– Fresh Chopped Parsley
– Fresh Lemon Juice
– Worcestershire Sauce
– Panko
– Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
– Tarragon
– Oregano
– Salt and Pepper
– Olive Oil

I started off by skinning and deboning the chicken thighs. I pounded the thighs to get an even thickness and rubbed salt and pepper on both sides. In a bowl, add the chicken thighs, mayo, parsley, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce. Blend the ingredients well together and ensure the batter evenly covers the chicken. Refrigerate the bowl for as long as possible ( I usually keep it in for a good 4 hours). The longer the chicken marinates, the more the chicken will soften and absorb the flavors of the batter.

While the chicken is marinating, you can create the panko mixture. In a small bowl, I combine the panko, salt, pepper, parsley, tarragon, oregano and parmesan cheese. Once the chicken has been marinated, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the chicken and dip it into the panko mixture one by one. Lay the coated pieces onto the baking sheet.

photo_3[1]Drizzle some olive oil onto the chicken and bake for approximately 45 minutes turning the chicken once. I usually serve this chicken with some homemade soup or even stir fried vegetables on the side. You could serve some gravy on the side but I’ve found that using the mayo in the chicken will definitely make it moist

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