Herbed Pecorino Romano Chicken for Two

Herbed Pecorino Romano Chicken 4-7-2013 4-56-37 AM 4290x2856

You know, I make it a must to not go into the processed food isles in the grocery store.  I like making fresh food and finding ways to eat those flavors of old school processed favorites like Shake & Bake the healthy way. Well, I wanted some chicken and wanted it Shake & Bake style, but preservatives aside. I developed this recipe and the flavor of Pecorino Romano cheese with dried herbs makes this a simple dish to prepare. Perfect for a date night for two. All you need is a side of roasted veggies, such as asparagus or broccoli to make a full meal and add color to your plate. Your date, or hubby will love this. Another new favorite for me!


1/2 cup fat free buttermilk
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp basil, dried 
1/2 tsp parsley flakes, divided
1/4 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 chicken thighs, skinless, boneless and fat trimmed


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish.

On a large piece of wax paper, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, basil, 1/4 tsp parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Rinse chicken and pat dry.

Dip chicken in buttermilk and then dip into crumb mixture, patting the mixture on lightly so the chicken is coated evenly. Place chicken on a lightly oil rimmed baking sheet. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle.

Serve garnished lightly with remaining parsley flakes (optional).

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 2
Serving size: 1/2 of recipe (9.1 ounces).
Calories 433.88

% Daily Value
Calories From Fat  120.76  28%
Total Fat 13.57g  21%
Saturated Fat 5.52g  28%