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Crumb-Coated Chicken

"This recipe is easy enough for kids to do, and our family loves it!" writes Ginny Watson (pictured) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. A crumb coating adds savory flavor to the chicken and keeps it moist while it cooks.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and paprika. Coat chicken with crumb mixture. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Drizzle with butter. Cover loosely with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 311 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • katlaydee3
    Feb 9, 2013

    This was just okay. I thought it was pretty bland and lacked flavor.

  • gah10
    Mar 19, 2012

    I have already made this dish more than once. It has definitely been a hit for a long time. This recipe came out of the 2005 Quick Cooking magazine that I subscribed to. That shows how long it has been around.

  • towingirl
    Dec 10, 2009

    This chicken has a great taste and is very moist! The whole family loved it and my friends have already cooked it also. The second time I made it I substituted the garlic for lemon pepper... it was great. I also baked mine in the oven instead of microwaving it (funny about chicken being done).