How many times have you forgotten to thaw those chicken breasts you've got stashed away before it's time to make dinner? Sure, you could double-bag the chicken and soak it in a hot water bath until thawed, but that still takes time and can get messy. Instead, follow this recipe to bake them straight from the freezer. You’ll end up with juicy chicken coated in a crisp layer of breadcrumbs. Just make sure you freeze your chicken breasts in a flat layer so they don’t stick together -- the recipe won’t work with a big clump!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Add the mayonnaise, Dijon, parsley and garlic to a small bowl and stir to combine. Add the breadcrumbs, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper to another bowl and stir until combined.
Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Dividing evenly, brush the mayonnaise mixture all over the top and sides of each piece. Top the mayo-covered areas with the panko mixture and press to adhere.
Bake until the coating is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast registers 165 degrees F, 30 to 35 minutes.
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