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Microwave Parmesan Chicken

 Microwave Parmesan Chicken
The golden coating over moist chicken makes people think you fussed.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut up


  • Melt butter in a 13-in. x 9-in. microwave-safe baking dish. In a
  • shallow bowl, combine the next six ingredients. Dredge chicken in
  • butter, then in crumb mixture. Place chicken in the baking dish,
  • with skin side up and thick edges toward the outside. Sprinkle with
  • remaining crumb mixture. Microwave on high 12-15 minutes or until
  • juices run clear and chicken is no long pink, rotating dish
  • occasionally. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.