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Becky's California Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Garfield
Added: Thursday, May 29, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3-4 Chicken Breasts (You can cook as much as you want, but the more you cook the bigger the pan must be.)
Parmesan
Ranch Dressing
Seasonings:
McCormicks Montreal Chicken
Garlic Salt
Sea Salt
Oregano
Rosemary

Directions:
Directions:
If frozen, defrost Chicken in microwave on Auto Defrost for about 8 minutes for 3-4 breasts. (Thawed chicken works best, but defrosting the chicken does not hurt it and actually seems tastier to me because you don't lose the juices!) After mostly thawed (if there are ice chips still coating the chicken that's okay as long as the chicken is flexible-it's good to cook!) prep the chicken by adding sea salt to both sides of the breast*. Take a skillet and add olive oil or olive oil cooking spray to coat the bottom of the pan. Place chicken in the pan and on the exposed side of the chicken, add the oregano, rosemary, Montreal chicken and garlic salt (just a couple shakes of each on each breast). After about 6 minutes, flip the chicken and do the same to the now exposed side of the breast. After about 4 minutes, flip the breast and add ranch dressing to the exposed side of the chicken. Flip after 3 minutes and do the same to the now exposed side of the breast. Flip after 3 minutes and add Parmesan to the exposed side. Cook for 4 minutes and flip. Do the same to the other side. Add Parmesan and cook until finished (slice into thickest part of the breast and make sure it's white). When finished there will be a sort of crust on the outside and the inside will be juicy!

Serve with Best Baked Potato (see recipe in Vegetable Section) and seasonal veggies and it's ready to eat. Cover if not eating immediately (it's always better hot!).

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
*This process helps make the whole chicken flavorful on the inside. At this stage you may also trim any fat for a more health conscious meal. You may also use light ranch or light bacon ranch for an added health benefit. The important part is getting the flavors of the ranch in the chicken. The dressing also helps to keep the chicken moist.

 

 

 

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