Baked Chicken Thighs alla Nonna
by Joe Mussoline

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Source: Orlando Sentinel
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Food Group: Poultry
Serves: 6


12 piece(s) Cleaned & trimmed chicken thighs
2 tablespoon(s) Olive Oil
2 cup(s) Seasoned Breadcrumbs
3 cup(s) Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese or 4 Savory Italian Cheese Combo
2 Eggs (Ex. Large or Jumbo)

Preheat oven to 425

Spread olive oil evenly over the surface of a large baking dish

Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in a large bowl.   NOTE: You may choose to add additional garlic powder and/or onion powder to this coating mix.  I did and loved it!  :o)

Beat eggs in a separate bowl

Rince chicken and pat dry.  Dip in egg wash then breadcrumb/cheese mix to coat thoroughly on both sides, pressing crumbs into the surface. 

Salt and pepper to taste and place skin side up in prepared pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes until nicely browned. NOTE: Some ovens bake hotter than others, so I checked for an internal temp of 165 to measure proper cooking time.

Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.