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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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!"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 225666
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"The first time I tasted this recipe was at a friend's house. She served it cold & we made sandwiches out of it. I got the recipe from her that day! I make Garlic Lover's chicken for dinner and eat it hot, straight from the oven. I also like having leftovers because it is just as good cold. It can be made with chicken drumsticks or thighs also."

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