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Garlic Lover’s Chicken

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


  • 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 2% 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


  • Combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt if desired and pepper. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then toss in the crumb mixture.
  • Place chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the butter, garlic and lemon juice; drizzle over the chicken. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 251 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Sherry
    Aug 17, 2020

    I never post reviews, but after eating the same chicken recipes over and over, I was ready for something new! About 9 months ago, Pre-COVID, I came across this recipe and it has become one of my families favorites! Teen age boys who are picky eaters rave about it! I use thin chicken breast’s and it bakes very quickly, even quick enough for a weekday bake if I’m home at a decent hour. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  • Angel182009
    Jul 5, 2020

    I used panko bread crumbs for this recipe. I'm a huge garlic fan and I LOVED the flavor of this chicken.

  • Lowcalmama
    Nov 12, 2019


  • michelebuckley
    Jun 13, 2018

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  • xena02
    Apr 10, 2018

    I soaked the chicken in buttermilk for an hour, and used Panko crumbs to coat the chicken. Being a huge garlic lover, I did add more garlic, and put the chicken under the broiler to brown it more at the end of baking. This is a very easy recipe, and very tasty. I will be making this again.

  • Linda
    Mar 26, 2018

    YUM!!!!! Not being a big cook I look for easy recipes. I used Panko and dried parsley as well and it was GREAT! I also quartered some small red and golden potatoes, tossed in olive oil & some garlic salt and put them around the chicken. AWESOME! Thank you!

  • JMartinelli13
    Feb 25, 2018

    This was a huge hit here! I omitted the lemon, didn't have any on hand this time. The recipe calls for 4oz breasts, and the ones I had were almost twice that. I baked them on convection at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. I pulled them at 160 degrees, they coasted to about 165 degrees, which is where we like our poultry.

  • Joan
    Sep 9, 2017

    Absolutely my favourite chicken recipe. I make this often and always make extra as I think it is just as delicious served cold.

  • Kimberly
    Aug 2, 2017

    Delicious! I did make a couple of changes: I used 6 cloves of garlic, half the butter, and dried parsley since I didn't have fresh. I used panko crumbs, because that's what I have. It was definitely not mush like another reviewer's experience. It did brown nicely due to the butter poured on top. Quick, easy, and tasty, I'll definitely make it again!

  • Sudie
    Jun 20, 2017

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