Thursday, January 5, 2012

#132 Learn how to cook

Above: Garlic and Parmesan baked chicken and baked avocado fries.

Lets start with the chicken...

What you shall need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove garlic- minced 
  • 1 Cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2/3 Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4-6 Skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish
  • In a bowl, blend the olive oil and garlic
  • In a separate bowl, mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil and pepper
  • Dip each chicken breast in the olive mixture, then in the crumb mixture
  • Arrange chick in dish topping leftover crumbs on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes- or until chicken is not pink and juices run clear

Now for the avocado fries...

What you shall need:
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)
  • 2 Firm ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and slices into 1/2 inch wedges
  • Grated parmesan for serving
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Coat avocado slices in flour, then egg, then panko
  • Spread on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until brown.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Questions, comments and concerns about this dish. The chicken was wonderful, I have no complaints or improvements for that. The avocado fries I was a little disappointed in because they were so crispy and they didn't seem to compliment the taste of avocado I thought they would. I like my food on the soft side (I know I am weird but I have always been a sucker for mushy french fries too). I saw the avocado fries on Pinterest so I take no credit for that idea.
Oh and when I cooked these together I put the oven at 400 degrees F and cooked the fries 15 minutes before I put the chicken in. I pulled the chicken out at about 25 minutes, and turned the oven on 450 and let the fries cook for about 5 minutes longer until they turned brown.


  1. That chicken looks delightful!

  2. Hiya!

    Gee - this dish looks absolutely delish! A very interesting idea avocado fries... looking forward to revisiting your blog in the future to see what other interesting recipes you post up :)