Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken

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Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken
Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken
Bon Appetit

Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken

A mixture of Greek yogurt, mustard, and grated pecorino form a tangy layer of flavor underneath the crust of these chicken breasts. Served with a fresh garden salad or some sautéed greens, this is a quick and healthy meal that's a snap to put together.

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4
Servings
521
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Canola oil spray
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 Cup grated pecorino
  • 1/2 Cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup parsley, minced, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and fit a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack with oil.

Pound the chicken breasts to ½-inch thickness (this will allow for even cooking). Season with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, mustard, and cheese. Spread the mixture over the chicken breasts and top with the breadcrumbs.

Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the top is browned (if using a thermometer, make sure the center of the chicken reads 165 degrees), about 25 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
221mg
74%
Protein
71g
100%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
35µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.4%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
242mg
24%
Fiber
0.9g
3.5%
Folate (food)
30µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
48µg
12%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
91mg
23%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
27mg
100%
Phosphorus
733mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
964mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35.3%
Sodium
807mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.7%
Zinc
3mg
17%

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