Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A very flavorful and moist chicken. Great if you like garlic.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 45 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir water, kosher salt, and sugar together until the salt and sugar dissolve completely into a brine.

  • Put chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag; pour brine into the bag with the chicken. Squeeze air from the bag and seal. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.

  • Mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; spread about 1/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Remove chicken from the brine, shake off excess liquid, and pat dry. Discard remaining brine.

  • Coat chicken with olive oil. Arrange chicken atop the Parmesan cheese layer in the baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese mixture over the chicken.

  • Mix garlic, margarine, and lemon juice together in a small bowl; drizzle over chicken.

  • Cook chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 25-30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Switch oven to broil. Sprinkle cheese over the chicken breasts.

  • Heat oven's broiler. Cook chicken under the broiler until the cheese is melted and golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 33.8g; carbohydrates 19.1g; fat 34g; cholesterol 86.3mg; sodium 4775.1mg. Full Nutrition