Tonight I tried something new, I took one of my go to recipes for parmesan and panko crusted chicken and gave it a little caprese twist. First I melted a stick of butter with a large clove of smashed garlic. Next I made a dredge with panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, a 2-1 ratio the panko being the larger and added a tiny pinch of salt and some fresh cracked black pepper. Now to prep the chicken breast I made 4 slits on each one not going all the way through, now dip the chicken in the butter and coat well with the panko mixture pressing it in good. Now add a slice of tomato and a basil leaf into each slit.
Now bake them at 350 for about a 30 minutes depending on how large your chicken breast are, I added some shredded mozzarella to melt over the top right before I removed them from the oven. I served them with a side of pearl couscous and a garnish of basil. This was quick, easy and delicious!!
*great prep ahead dinner for guests
*a nice glass pf prosecco would pair perfectly
*the addition of a slice of prosciutto would dress it up nicely
*I didn't really measure anything
*I hope you try this and enjoy it