Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cortina Chicken

I got this recipe from my friend Mary. Mary was one of my first friends in Omaha. She lives in Texas now... and we are still here in Nebraska! I do love Omaha - just miss my roots on occasion.

This was one of Mary's favorite recipes. I remember her making it often - insisting that when I make it I had to use fresh parmesan and fresh lemon. I didn't always back then but I did this week when I made it. I made it with rice pilaf and fresh broccoli - just as Mary suggested and it was very yummy!

Cortina Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 oz Italian dressing
1 3/4 cup butter cracker crumbs (Club Crackers)
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Pound chicken breasts and place in a container with Italian dressing to marinate 3-4 hours. Combine cracker crumbs and parmesan cheese - coat chicken with crumb mixture. Place in a greased baking dish and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Do not overcook. If desired, broil for a few minutes to brown.

While chicken is baking, combine butter and lemon juice in saucepan and simmer gently - season to taste. Drizzle chicken with lemon butter and serve immediately!

*I used Paul Newman's Italian - this is what I had on hand. I also used Club crackers and I used salted butter instead of unsalted -also what I had on hand

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Mandy said...

That looks very good and best of all, very EASY too! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this recipe soon.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

How can you not love a new chicken recipe!?! Especially when you are snowed in! anne

erica said...

What a great recipe. I mean really who doesn't love a new chicken recipe!