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Picnic Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 303 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • lisa53202
    Apr 17, 2014

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

  • JessBella6
    Jun 16, 2013

    Crispy and delicious!

  • 1950janice
    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.

  • 1950janice
    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!!!

  • u006264
    Jun 8, 2011

    Quick, easy and good.

  • cyounce
    Oct 28, 2010

    This was a very quick, easy & delicious recipe...perfect for busy weeknights. Everyone in my family loved it & voted it a "keeper".

  • hmae
    Mar 21, 2010

    Very good. Very quick.