Ina Garten Reveals Her ‘All-Time Go-To Dinner’ (Surprise: It’s Not Crispy Mustard Chicken)

If there’s one thing we’re certain of, it’s that Ina Garten knows her chicken. And just when we thought we had all of her favorite chicken dishes down, she surprised us once more. 

No, we aren’t talking about her famous roast chicken, her chicken Marbella or the crispy mustard chicken and frisée she loves to make for Jeffery. Everyone, meet Garten’s Parmesan chicken (not to be confused with chicken parmigiana—the two are very different). 

The Barefoot Contessa declared her love for the dish with a photo on Instagram Thursday. And umm, it looks delicious to say the least. 

“If I had to choose my all-time go-to dinner (besides roast chicken!!) it would definitely be my Parmesan Chicken!” she captioned the post. “It’s a whole dinner on one plate - juicy, herb-breaded chicken with a cold lemony salad and shaved Parmesan on top. And the whole thing takes 30 minutes to prepare! How great is that?! (A link to the recipe on is in my profile!) What are your go-to weeknight dinners?? #BCfamilystyle.”

Wait, only 30 minutes? We needed to do some investigating. By the looks of the full recipe, it seems like most people probably have the majority of ingredients in their kitchen already. So yeah, we know what’s on the menu this week. 

Ina, you have sold us once again.