Herb-Crusted Chicken

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Categories: Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch
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Servings: 4

1 cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
4 teaspoons olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

  2. Mix breadcrumbs, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper together on a large plate or in a shallow bowl.

  3. Place chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using your fist or a rolling pin, pound chicken to a 1⁄2-inch thickness. Brush chicken on all sides with oil, and then coat with breadcrumb mixture and place on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake chicken until cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information

(For 1⁄4 of recipe) 275 calories; 20 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 7.5 g fat (1.5 g sat); 0.5 g fiber; 600 mg sodium. Exchanges: 5 very lean meats; 1 fat; 1 starch.

Side suggestions: Rice pilaf. Steamed broccoli.