Parmesan-Crusted Chicken With Arugula Salad

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"This offering, originally from Food & Wine, is an easy weeknight meal. I love it for it's simplicity. Even though it is quick and easy, there is still great flavor due to the dijon, fresh thyme and parmesan. I love the lightly dressed salad which you can pile underneath each serving of chicken. If you like more dressing for your salad, by all means mix up a little extra!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (274.7 g)
  • Calories 369.3
  • Total Fat - 12.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 152.5 mg
  • Sodium - 281.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 57.8 g
  • Calcium - 194.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk 2 teaspoons of the mustard with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and the thyme.

Step 3

Season the chicken breasts, on both sides, with salt and pepper - then brush them all over with the mustard mixture.

Step 4

Pat about 2 T. of the parmesan on EACH chicken breast (both sides) - it should take about 1/2 Cup total for all 4 breasts.

Step 5

Transfer the chicken breasts to a rimmed baking sheet (I line mine with alum. foil sprayed with just a touch of Pam - for easy release and clean-up).

Step 6

Bake the chicken on the top shelf of the oven for about 15 minutes, or until just cooked through and nicely browned.

Step 7

Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon each of mustard and oil; then stir in the water.

Step 8

Add the arugula (or spring mix lettuce) and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and toss well.

Step 9

Spoon the salad onto plates, top with the chicken and serve!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


We really enjoyed this quick and easy dish...I cut the recipe in half and it worked out perfectly...I wasn't sure there would be enough dressing for the salad but there was...makes for a beautiful presentation...made for "FYC" tag game...


review by:
(26 Apr 2019)

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Very tasty chicken -- easy to prepare and very flavorful. I planned to serve it over the arugula salad, but my arugula wasn't fresh enough. This chicken stands on it's own very well. Served it with a side salad and corn-on-the-cob. Will definitely make this again.


(27 Jun 2016)