Well, it's week three of my recipe contest and I am going to be quite busy making all the wonderful recipes being posted. First off, congratulations to Carol Jo Kachmar for winning last week's drawing. She won This week's prize will be a Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea collection: hand lotion, waterless hand foam and deep cleansing hand gel, along with a copy of my short story A COWBOY'S DREAM.
This week's recipe group is main dishes. Below I've posted a wonderful Garlic Cheddar Chicken. The best part about having this dish the other day is that I didn't have to cook, my daughter did. She found the recipe while I was in Washington DC at the RWA conference and fixed it for her and her dad. It is a really tasty dish.
So, this week's assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to post a main dish recipe: chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian, whatever you want. Next Wednesday, I'll draw a name from all those who post a recipe. The winner will receive Betty Crocker's 20-MINUTE MEALS booklet – “over 20 easy, delicious recipes ready in 20-minutes or less,” as well as a a choice of a DVD (The Jewel of the Nile, Mamma Mia! or A Knight's Tale), plus a copy of my short story The Priceless Gift.
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In addition, I'm holding a contest on the Roses of Houston's Virtual Baby Shower. Just match up the candy bars to the baby related items for you chance to win an autographed copy of Anne Marie Novark's HER RELUCTANT RANCHER.
Garlic Cheddar Chicken
Prep Time: 15m
Cook Time: 40m
Ready in: 55m
Yield: 8 servings
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, and cook the garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.
3.In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper, and salt.
4.Dip each chicken breast in the garlic butter to coat, then press into the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining butter and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
5.Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
Anna Kathryn Lanier
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