Imperial Chicken

Incorporating Parmesan cheese in the crumb mixture makes Imperial Chicken feel decadent even though it's baked instead of fried.

Yield: Makes 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 4 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 12 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a shallow dish.
  2. Dip chicken in butter; dredge in crumb mixture. Place in 2 lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pans.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
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