Years ago, when Andy and I were newlyweds, a group of ladies at First Baptist Church of Atlanta put together a cookbook. This was no ordinary church cookbook. It was a beautiful hardcover cookbook filled with photographs taken by my father-in-law. The recipes were tested and tested and tested. In fact, there was a running joke that the cookbook would never be released because the tester ladies were having too much fun.
If you love cookbooks, you should definitely try to find one of these online!
So, back to my story . . . Again, I was a newlywed and was just learning how to cook. Really, I was bad at it. I remember making some sort of sponge cake that had three or four Jell-O colors in it. And, no, it wasn’t Mardi Gras. I really thought it was going to be good. I was not correct.
Thankfully, Among the Lilies was finally released. Maybe Andy called them and asked them to please hurry. Every recipe in that cookbook was amazing. Here is one that I bet I’ve made over a hundred times. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Imperial Chicken Bake
- 3 C. dry breadcrumbs
- 1 C. grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 T. minced parsley
- 1 t. salt
- 6 chicken breast halves
- 1/2 C. milk
- 3/4-stick butter
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of one lemon
- Paprika to taste
Combine first five ingredients in a large shallow bowl. Dip each chicken breast in milk; then dredge in the seasoned crumbs. Place in lightly greased dish. Combine butter, garlic, and lemon juice. Drizzle over chicken. Sprinkle paprika over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until tender.
Guess what? I have a copy to give away! Enter to win by commenting with your funniest cooking mishap. There will be a random drawing on Monday, September 1!