We eat a lot of chicken at my house. I’m always looking for recipes to switch it up, and keep it appealing, so that we don’t resort to less healthy meat choices too often. When I stumbled upon a recipe for parmesan garlic chicken wings, I was instantly sold. I love anything with cheese and garlic. I tried them, that same week, and it truly was love at first bite!
Since discovering, this recipe, it has become a frequent request from my husband, and a frequent craving by me. Unfortunately, chicken wings really aren’t healthy. I decided to make it just a little healthier by switching to boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I was equally impressed, so I went one step further and decided to try chicken breast. While, it did lose a bit of the unhealthy appeal that the fattier versions has, it was still ridiculously delicious. We are now able to enjoy one of our favorite chicken dishes, much more often, and both my husband and I couldn’t be happier!
Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Adapted from Steamy Kitchen
Yields 8 Servings
2 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Cumin
3/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
2 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, Minced
2 Medium Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1/2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
Preheat your grill to a medium high heat. In a small bowl, combine oregano, rosemary, cumin, and kosher salt. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with the seasoning mixture and grill until thoroughly cooked through, being careful to not over cook. While the chicken is cooking, combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. When chicken is cooked trough, remove from grill, and toss* with parmesan garlic mixture. Serve and enjoy!
*Note: I find the easiest way to toss chicken with the parmesan garlic mixture is to place all the mixture and chicken into a large bowl, fitted with a lid, and shake until all the chicken is coated. You can use a zip loc, or just a pair of tongs if you’d prefer though.