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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast Recipe
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 600
Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (19 reviews)
Menu Description: "Our marinated chicken breast coated with parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs, lightly pounded and pan fried to a golden brown. Served with white cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli and topped with a lemon Chardonnay butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and parmesan cheese."

This re-creation lays out a great way to prepare that 4-pack of chicken breasts you dropped into your shopping cart. While you're at the market, head down the aisle where the Asian foods are parked and pick up some Japanese breadcrumbs, also called "panko" breadcrumbs. Combining these coarse breadcrumbs with shredded Parmesan cheese makes a crispy breading for the chicken that doesn't even need a sauce to taste good. Still, the lemony Chardonnay butter sauce used at the restaurant is cloned here too, so you'll have the complete flavor experience. You'll want to plan ahead a bit for this dish since the chicken fillets will need to marinate in the brine solution for 2 to 3 hours. This dish goes great with the clone recipe for BJ's White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
Submitted on: 01/31/13
After our dinner using this recipe, my husband said, "I won't have to take you to BJ's anymore!" Meaning: Mine was just as delicious as the restaurant makes it!
Submitted on: 04/26/10
This is exactly like the parmesan-crusted chicken and white cheddar mashed potatoes at BJs ... I can't find anything about it that isn't perfect! And it is much easier than one would expect. Beyond yummmmmy ... and cheaper than the restaurant, too!
Submitted on: 04/29/08
My family loved this! Never had Panko or sun dried tomatoes before, now I'll look for ways to use them. Next time I will halve the breading and the sauce, I could have done 9-10 breasts. The basil is good, but very strong. I will use it more sparingly next time. This rates right up with the best chicken I have ever had!! Like the others have said, this is company fare as well.
Submitted on: 04/26/08
AWESOME!!! The whole family, even the little kids loved it! Never tried the original from the restaurant, but no need to! I substituted chicken stock for the wine and it was just as good!
Jet Phoenix  
Submitted on: 04/26/08
My husband loved this one. I froze some of it for our lunches, and it was wonderful!
Submitted on: 04/18/08
My husband and I both felt this was THE BEST chicken recipe we have ever had, period. The blend of flavors was mesmerizing and delightful. This will be a repeat at our table again, and again, and again! I served it with Sicilian Broccoli and Fingerling Potatoes - perfect combination. Beautiful presentation.
Submitted on: 04/17/08
This chicken recipe is the best! Brining makes the chicken moist and tender, the breading is light and crisp, the sauce really delicious. This is truly company fare.
Submitted on: 04/16/08
Not exactly health food, but the lemon chardonnay butter sauce is fantastic. That alone is worth buying, and I'll use it on other dishes. I think it would make dirt taste good, it is so awesome! Great job!!
Lady In La Grange  
Submitted on: 04/16/08
I didn't have time to marinade the chicken, but I can't imagine that it could have been any tastier. My husband loved it and so did I. Breading with panko makes it so crispy and the sauce is to die for. This one goes into my "For Company" file.
Submitted on: 04/15/08
I rarely ever cook for the family. But this recipe inspired me and this past weekend I surprised everyone with this DELICIOUS recipe. They're still talking about it!
Jacquie Gimont  
Submitted on: 04/15/08
In a word, Fabulous!! I used low sodium chicken broth and it was perfect!
Deb Stevens  
Submitted on: 04/15/08
This recipe is company worthy. It is delicious - the basil/tomato/parmesan topping is wonderful. My family is not big on the texture of sundried tomatoes, so I minced them very finely and there wasn't even a speck of it left. I only made half the sauce and we had plenty.
Submitted on: 04/15/08 family freaked on how good this is.....Never used Panko before. It is a must keep in the pantry now.
Submitted on: 04/15/08
This is very tender, crispy chicken with great flavor by itself. The lemon sauce is a supreme plus-I make it with mashed potatoes and the au gratin Spinach dish. Food for royalty. Easy, company fare, easy enough for everyday. Do not add salt if that is a health issue, or rinse the breasts after brining to lower sodium content. Excellent, will make often.
Submitted on: 04/11/08
This was FANTASTIC!! My family was very impressed!! I served with angel hair pasta ... heavenly! Thanks!
Betty Moroz  
Submitted on: 04/11/08
This was the most tasty recipe for chicken I have ever tasted. I will make it again. I did not marinade the chicken as I felt there was too much salt
Submitted on: 04/10/08
I just finished eating this wonderful chicken. I rates as one of the best chicken recipes I have made. I thought I would have trouble finding the panko breadcrumbs. Walmart superstore did not have them, but Kroger did have them in the Asian section. I don't usually cook with any alcohol, but the sauce was very good. I paln to make this again soon.
Submitted on: 04/09/08
Great recipe. The brine really works in tenderizing the chicken.
Submitted on: 04/09/08
Yum, mouth-watering. This is going on next week's menu!