Breaded Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Breaded Chicken Breasts Recipe

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A friend and I created this recipe, and it's been a hit with my family ever since. We love the chicken's light lemon flavor and the moist breading.—Karin Bailey, Golden, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Dash paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 299 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 694mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice and garlic. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then roll in crumbs.
  2. Roll-up chicken jelly-roll style; place seam side down in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining butter mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Breaded Chicken Breasts in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p7

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Agetta User ID: 7432869 229248
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"I will make this again. The only changes I made were that I substituted a herb de Florence (rosemary, savoury) for the Parsley, and I rolled a cooked slice of bacon and a dab of cream cheese into each chicken breast. Also, the chicken breasts were quite thick even though I pounded them so they took one hour to roast at 350. For a complete meal I added halved baby potatoes around the chicken breasts in the roaster, and I also roasted cobs of corn in the oven beside the roaster (they were wrapped in foil with a pat of butter). I added a tossed salad and it was a lovely meal for our guests."

ChefWendy1 User ID: 7962459 55290
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"Loved this, added to the butter. Oh my so good! Mark and I fault overthe last piece."

desertrose62802 User ID: 5118048 36904
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"Love this recipe. So easy and tasty, very juicy."

MapleB User ID: 7525346 79682
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"This was really easy, really tasty, and I made it with ingredients I already had around the house! I used seasoned bread crumbs because they have the parsley in them and otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Next time I might actually increase the lemon juice by a touch. I bet this would be just as good with a white fish or even pork chops! Definitely a keeper for me."

BakingBuddy23 User ID: 7616783 55284
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I have a similar recipe using breadcrumbs and Italian dressing. This was a nice change for our family and I will certainly make it again. Simple and delicious - and ingredients you have on hand - perfect for a week night meal!"

tnbrunner User ID: 7251158 48490
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"I made this for my husbands birthday dinner. It is was excellent! It had lots of flavor and was simple to make. I will be adding it to my recipe box. I will definitely be making this again! Yum!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 79998
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"We had this for dinner & it is delicious!! Will definitely make again. Quick & easy!"

oneyummy User ID: 6648040 36268
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"Nice and moist. However, I realized after I cooked them, I'd forgotten the paprika! Also, next time, I would use less lemon juice; just a bit too tangy for our taste."

Coolchikaboom User ID: 6177254 79997
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This was tasty but mine didn't turn out as crispy as I would have liked. The lemon juice added a nice flavor."

kecutie2 User ID: 6336191 204348
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"It was delicious, except it was a little too salty. I think it was because I used salted butter. I think next time I will use unsalted butter and see how it turns out. I will be making it again. It was juicy and flavorful"

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