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Friday, May 17, 2013

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Ryan Bingham and me at Magnolia Motor Lounge
March 11, 2013: This past weekend, Andy and I went to see Ryan Bingham play at Billy Bob's Texas. When we were in Ruidoso with our friends the Hickmans, Bradley asked us if we wanted to get a group together to go. Heck yeah, Andy and I love Ryan Bingham! We were in.

Andy and me at Ryan Bingham at Billy Bob's Texas
March 9, 2013
If you haven't heard of Ryan Bingham, Google him then download some of his songs on iTunes. Andy compares his sound to a modern-day Bob Dylan. While we have liked his music for a while, Bingham's career really took off in 2011. He co-wrote and performed the movie, Crazy Heart's, theme song, "The Weary Kind" that won Bingham an Academy award, Golden Globe award, Grammy award, and Critic's Choice Award- not to mention winning many hearts with his charming looks.
Ryan Bingham on stage at Billy Bob's
On Saturday night, just as we were getting in Andy's truck to head to the Northside, it started pouring rain. Not just sprinkling, but slow-the-car-way-down-streets-are-flooding-I-want-to-turn-around-and-go-home kind of rain. But we made it to Billy Bob's just in time for the show. Bradley had gotten us great seats, and we all had a great time.
Keri and me at Ryan Bingham at Billy Bob's
After Billy Bob's, we went to the White Elephant Saloon for a bit, and then saw on Twitter that Ryan Bingham was going to Magnolia Motor Lounge. We figured he was just going to play a bonus set, so off to 7th street we went. Turns out, Bingham wasn't playing at Magnolia- he just went to dance and have fun with his wife. Well, of course I hunted him down for a picture, which would have taken 45 minutes to get had I waited in the autograph line at Billy Bob's.

After our busy weekend, I wanted something easy to fix for dinner on Monday night. Preferably, I also something for which I didn't have to get out of my pajamas and go to the grocery store. I found this recipe for Parmesan Crusted Chicken, and was able to make it after a few tweaks of my own. It is very similar to my OMG Chicken, but this one has garlic in the mix. If you aren't a fan of garlic, try OMG Chicken instead. Maybe next time we make it, we can watch Crazy Heart in memory of our fun Bingham-filled weekend.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Modified from
Servings: 2; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 8

Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • '1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, reduced fat
  1. Mix together garlic, sour cream, and poultry seasoning
  2. Marinate chicken in mixture for 30min+
  3. Preheat oven to 425
  4. Mix bread crumbs and cheese
  5. Immediately before baking, coat chicken in bread crumb/cheese mixture
  6. Bake in foil lined pan for appr 30 min at 425
Keep on cookin'!


  1. I so need to make this recipe this week. Need to get myself to grocey. Maybe Monday night? Thanks for sharing...

  2. Yay, Bunny! Did you make it?? I hope so! It's delicious! Thank you for continuing to visit my recipe blog- tune back in soon for more quick, easy, healthy recipes by Katherine in the Kitchen!