Garlic Cheddar Chicken Dinner

garlic cheddar chicken

Feel like you have run out of ideas when it comes to making chicken for dinner? Say cheese! My sister Kathie has provided another simple, yet delicious dinner that the whole family should love: Garlic Cheddar Chicken Dinner. Toss a salad with some Italian dressing and slice up a fresh, warm loaf of Italian bread covered in garlic butter…and you are in Little Italy!

Conversation Starters: When I was a kid…

1. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?

2. How did you and your husband meet? How did he ask you to marry him?

3. What nicknames have you had and why do you have them?

Garlic Cheddar Chicken
  1. 6 Tablespoons of butter
  2. 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  3. 3/4 cup Panko crumbs plus extra for cookie sheet
  4. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  6. 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pound chicken breasts thin - 1/2" or so.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil. Spread a small amount of the extra Panko crumbs on the tinfoil (this will prevent the chicken breasts from getting too soggy).
  3. Place butter and chopped garlic in a shallow, microwavable dish (a glass pie plate works well). Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. In another shallow dish mix the Panko, Parmesan, Cheddar, Italian Seasoning and pepper.
  5. Dip each chicken breast in the garlic butter, then press into the Panko 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.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches a temperature of 165 degrees.
Susan Merrill
Posted On: April 09, 2015     cat-folder Sunday Suppers 2 Comments


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A Sunday Supper for the Whole Family

cooking with dad

Ladies, as we head into spring and summer, I’m sure our recipe books could use some revamping! I am excited because the fatherhood program within the organization that I work for shared some really easy and yummy recipes for dad to make with the kids, and I thought you might enjoy them too. From ground beef to lamb chops, you will find 5 simply delicious recipes for your hubby and kids to make together. Enjoy!

Posted On: April 02, 2015     cat-folder Sunday Suppers Leave a comment


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A Noble Woman Saving Women


Keisha, the Director of Created Women, is my third nomination for the She Is Noble contest. I love how Merriam-Webster defines being noble – it is having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire, such as honesty, generosity or courageIt’s Keisha’s courage that makes her noble to me. 

She is fearless. She has a passion to go where I wouldn’t have the courage to go – out on the street, in the middle of the night, to meet with trafficked women working the streets and in the strip clubs.  Why? Because she is noble and wants to give these women a greater hope for what their lives could be.

This is Keisha’s heart, “There are not a lot of people willing to say, ‘Yes’. Yes to vulnerable women. Yes to women who walk in dark alleys. Women who find themselves working in the strip clubs. There are not a lot of people willing to go. I don’t think I’m superspecial. I just feel like God has given me a heart to say, ‘Yes’ and a heart that is willing to go.” 

I admire her heart’s desire for saving women who find themselves in a dark place surrounded by dark people in a dark world. My heart would hesitate to say yes, but God has given Keisha a noble heart – filled with courage – that is willing to walk with women in the dark to find the light…

Please nominate a Noble Woman in your life and be sure to put “iMOM” in the referral code.

Posted On: March 31, 2015     cat-folder Be Encouraged 2 Comments


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