Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Breaded Baked Chicken

This is our homemade breaded chicken. For breading, I use store bought organic bread crumbs. If preferred, a couple methods for making bread crumbs are 1) my mother-in-law's way: lightly toast bread, cool, and grate with a cheese grater, or 2) my old way: pulverize untoasted pieces of bread in a food processor.

4 chicken breasts
4 T butter, melted
1 c bread crumbs (from bread at least one day old)
Sprinkling of salt & fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 T Italian herb mix or rosemary
optional:  sliced American cheese, broken into small pieces

Bake at 375 deg, 45 min or until completely cooked when sliced
1. Preheat oven. Melt butter and pour into a pie or cake pan.
1. Combine bread crumbs, salt & pepper, and herbs in a separate pie pan.
2. Drag each piece of chicken through melted butter, then bread crumbs.
3. Place in a 9”x13” casserole dish or pan.
4. Bake (see "Bake" above).
5.  optional:  5 min before done, top with American cheese.


  1. Hello!

    I am a little confused. Is fresh mozzarella OK with Dr B's diet?

    My daughter is new to his program and we are so helpful. She has had an unrelenting migraine for over 3 years (hospitalizations, etc).

    She is struggling so much missing her cheeses. Being able to have fresh mozz would be a HUGE gift!



  2. Hi Kym! The way I interpret the book, fresh mozzarella is fine on Dr B's diet because it's not an aged cheese. Where he mentions one can try adding in "mozzarella", i read this to be the regular mozzarella.

    I found a document posted on the web by Spectrum Health for a tyramine restricted diet (for people on MAO inhibitors) and it lists allowed cheeses as those Dr B lists + fresh mozzarella. A pretty strong vote of confidence.

    I have a cheese making kit (thought it sounded like fun, but it's still sitting on our shelf) and it only takes 30 min to make fresh mozz. from milk. That's as fresh as it gets.

    So, yes, I feel comfortable saying fresh mozz. should be in line with Dr B’s guidelines.

    Sorry it took so long to answer - will check more often!