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Picnic Chicken Recipe
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Picnic Chicken Recipe

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Whether you're gathering for a picnic in the park or a get-together in the backyard, this pan-fried chicken is the perfect entree. It's moist inside, crispy outside...and goes from skillet to table in no time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 303 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 559 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Place egg in another shallow bowl, dip chicken in egg, then in the crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the chicken in oil and butter over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Chicken in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 1997, p9

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"I agree, this is quick and good. For my taste, I would up the seasonings a little next time."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"Crispy and delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I feel really stupid. I just rated this recipe and have never made it. I made another picnic chicken recipe and thought this was it. Please disregard my rating etc."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

" good. I have already passed this recipe on to other people and they too have given it rave reviews. The only thing I would stress is use unsalted butter in the pans or omit the salt in the dry mixture. Maybe the recipe already stated this and I just missed it. Anyway...VERY good!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"Quick, easy and good."

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