Garlic Lover's Chicken Recipe
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Garlic Lover's Chicken Recipe

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The garlic and lemon are great together on this breaded chicken. I've served this several times for special-occasion dinners. —Janice Steinmetz, Somers, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt if desired and pepper. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then shake in the crumb mixture.
  2. Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the butter, garlic and lemon juice; drizzle over the chicken. Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Lover's Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p57

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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theangelicious1 User ID: 8717920 255689
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"It's not bad, but it is very plain, and the name is super misleading. There is very little garlic in this recipe, and it doesn't affect the flavor of the chicken one bit. The chicken is coated in dry ingredients, then you are supposed to pour some wet ingredients over it, but they immediately roll right off the chicken and land in the bottom of the dish, not absorbing at all. So none of the flavor of the butter/garlic/lemon mixture touches the chicken at all. Overall, I was disappointed. I will definitely be making some modifications to this."

Mrskubi User ID: 8916072 252859
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Love it! This chicken is really good. I didn't have bread crumbs so I used panko and it came out great."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 252853
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Very good. My adult daughter who doesnt care for meat, loved this. She wanted the recipe and said it looked like restaurant food. :)

I only had chicken tenders--they worked fine. I didn't have fresh parsley, so I put the dry parsley into the butter and microwaved it so it wouldn't be dry. I used panko bread crumbs and I used buttermilk instead of regular milk, and I let the meat soak for about an hour. I also used fresh lemon instead of bottled lemon.
The meat had a pleasant taste and appearance, although the panko crumbs didn't brown well so after it reached 170degrees I put it under the broiler to brown a bit. In the future, I'd probably brown it when it got to 165 degrees if it needs it. Next time I will double it for leftovers. It tasted great the next day and it would taste good sliced up for sandwiches."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 247795
Reviewed May. 2, 2016


LeslieH User ID: 191346 247647
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"Tasty and easy to make"

faeriemama User ID: 8183883 234163
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"Excellent recipe! Very moist and flavorful. I've made this a few times. The fresh garlic and parsley make it a complete success."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 233697
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"chicken was very moist and delicious. Quick and easy to make."

grammy8gigi4 User ID: 7921788 232468
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"Finally, a chicken recipe my hubby likes!! It was delicious!! I halved the recipe for just the two of us, and I'll have the rest for lunches with my salad!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 230029
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Really good. Served this with Zucchini Parmesan - great combination and easy to make!"

Ta_anne27 User ID: 4519710 227997
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"Delicious! The chicken was so juicy and tender! This recipe is a keeper! I doubled the butter, juice, and garlic mixture just to make sure all the chicken was covered. I also added extra garlic b/c we love it!"

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