Baked Chicken Imperial
Chicken with buttery bread crumbs should be a simple winner of a dish—as long as the crumbs don’t get greasy and end up in a heap at the bottom of the pan.
Why This Recipe Works
Chicken with buttered bread crumbs is a winner of a dish––as long as the crumbs don’t end up in a greasy heap in the bottom of the pan. Pureeing the bread crumbs with softened butter allowed us to press them against the breast into a cohesive mass that stayed put during cooking. Cooking the chicken right in the sauce allowed for maximum flavor transfer between the two. Using a skillet instead of a baking dish enabled us to reduce the sauce to the proper consistency after the chicken had baked.