Jean Anderson's Crispy Baked Chicken

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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  • 1 chicken (3 1/2 pounds), cut into 10 pieces, or all thighs, wings, or breasts if desired
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (freshly grated)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a small saucepan, combine the butter and garlic. Heat over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Pour into a large bowl and cool to room temperature.

    In a large bowl mix the bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper. Dip each chicken piece, one at a time, into the melted garlic butter. Transfer to the bread crumb mixture and turn until coated on all sides.

    Arrange the chicken in one flat layer on a large baking sheet. Drizzle on any of the remaining melting butter.

    Bake until lightly browned and just cooked through, 50 to 60 minutes.

    Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton from her book "Sara Moulton Cooks at Home"; Broadway Books, 2002

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken, garlic, breadcrumbs, parmigiano-reggiano

    Course: Main Course, Dinner, Lunch

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