Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

November 16, 2007

Oven-Fried Chicken with Parmesan Cheese (page 603)

Filed under: chicken, Uncategorized — Emily @ 5:26 am


Tonight I had to quickly throw something together for dinner. I wasn’t initially planning on using The Joy of Cooking cookbook, but then this recipe caught my eye and I happened to have the recipes on hand, so I went for it. I wasn’t in the mood to throw together any side dishes so I just paired it with frozen organic green beans and Trader Joe’s frozen organic sweet corn (soooo good!!)

Oven-Fried Chicken with Parmesan Cheese

Crisp, savory, and quickly made, this oven-fried chicken is equally good hot or cold. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Rinse and pat dry:

12 chicken drumsticks, thighs, or breast halves, or a combination (I used chicken breasts)

Mix in a medium bowl:

1 cup whole-milk or low-fat yogurt

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Dijon mustard (all I had was deli style grainy mustard, but it was really good)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Combine in a wide, shallow bowl:

3 cups dry-unseasoned bread crumbs

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon ground sage (I didn’t have sage, so I used savory seasoning instead)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Coat each piece of chicken with the yogurt mixture, then roll in the crumb mixture, then roll in the crumb mixture, patting with your fingers to make the crumbs adhere. Arrange the chicken on the baking sheet. Bake until the coating is nicely browned and the dark meat pieces exude clear juices when pricked with a fork, 45 to 60 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature.




  1. looks delicious Emily! great way to start off the new blog!

    Comment by Kayte — November 16, 2007 @ 11:35 am

  2. Oh my gosh! What a great blog. I LOVE the Joy of Cooking. My frist cookbook ever. I have my mom’s from like the 60s or something. It’s the best! Can’t wait for more updates!!

    Comment by katie102006 — November 16, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

  3. i love chicken parm, and think it’s even better made in the oven vs fried since i am always looking for healthier ways to cook 🙂

    Comment by MrsPresley — November 17, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

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