I am having a love affair with Zac Efron. Not like an actual affair, just one that lives in my mind. He’s just SO ridiculously good-looking! I feel like if I baked him chicken he’d feel the same way about me.
Anyway this whole Zac Efron thing stemmed from watching The Lucky One for the second time. I know, poor movie choice. The only excuse I can come up with is that Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I just so happen to be a sucker for anything romantic. So sue me!
Besides good-looking men, my other obsessions this week include peanut butter and jelly chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s, lentil soup, and green beans with garlic. Yum, yum, yummmmmm. Seriously I could write a book about the intricacies of garlic and how I slather it in and on just about anything you can imagine.
Or I could just tell you about the garlic and parmesan crusted chicken I made and how it turned out golden brown and incredibly crispy.
Yeah, let’s go with that.
Sometimes I feel like it’s hard to make chicken delicious. Often, I’ll purchase a pound and just stare at the package, trying to figure out what to season it with or how I can incorporate it into a meal. This time I jazzed up the it up a bit with a crispy coating and loads of flavor. New obsession? Of course.
The chicken is marinated in olive oil, a bit of greek yogurt (to keep the chicken moist), garlic, lemon juice, and fresh herbs for 30 minutes. Once finished soaking up the love, it’s coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and baked to a crisp. Delicious is what it is! Plus, it’s perfect paired with my garlic-roasted red potato wedges and a salad.