Cheddar-Crusted Chicken

Suggested sides: Roasted green beans as well as sweet potatoes mashed with sour cream and butter



  1. Combine panko, cheese, and smoked paprika-garlic blend in a shallow dish. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Carefully slice into the centre of each chicken breast lengthwise and parallel to the cutting board - leaving 1/2 inch intact on the other end. Open up chicken like a book, and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat one side of each chicken breast with mayo. Firmly press mayo-coated side into panko mixture to adhere, one at a time.
  4. Transfer chicken to a parchment-lined baking sheet, coated-side up. Bake chicken on the middle oven rack until cooked through (18-20 mins).