Basil Crisp Chicken Breast

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71% would make this recipe again

Chicken breast baked with yogurt, bread crumbs, and basil.

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 35 min
340 calories/serving


1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 28 g
1 cup yogurt, plain, 2% 260 g
1 tsp cornstarch 3 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, butterflied 300 g
1/4 cup bread crumbs 35 g
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 9 g

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  2. Chop the basil finely and put it in a bowl. Add the yogurt, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, then mix well.
  3. Butterfly the chicken breasts by splitting the thickness in half with a cut starting on one side and slicing to almost, but not completely through to the other side. Fold the breasts, then spread half of the mixture inside the fold and the other half over the top. Lay the chicken breasts in an ovenproof dish.
  4. In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs and the grated parmesan, then sprinkle the mixture over the chicken. Bake, uncovered, in the upper third of the oven for about 35 min, until the chicken is cooked and the crust is browned. Serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (270 g)


% Daily Value




6 g

10 %

Saturated 2.9 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %


100 mg


340 mg

14 %


23 g

8 %


1 g

4 %


10 g

Net Carbs

22 g


45 g

Vitamin A

12 %

Vitamin C

4 %


32 %


17 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1
Source of  :
Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin D


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Milk and Alternatives 1
Meat and Alternatives 4 ½
Fats 0

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Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | High Calcium | Halal | High Iron | Bake

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Loved this recipe! So tasty! We will definitely be having this one again.

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious, made twice still think its delicious...thank you for such a simple and quick dish. Pat & Mike C.

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april 05, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was excellent and very simple. We loved this and will for sure be doing it again and again.

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