Baked Halibut with Crispy Panko


This baked halibut will just melt in your mouth! I like to serve this over quinoa kale salad. Also, please don't use regular bread crumbs as they are too dense.

Close up on a crispy panko baked halibut fillet on a bed of couscous, with a side of green beans.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, melted

  • ¼ cup chicken stock, or as needed

  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets halibut

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir together panko bread crumbs and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Set aside.

    Panko bread crumbs and melted butter mixed together in a bowl.

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  3. Pour enough chicken stock into an oven-proof skillet to cover the bottom; arrange halibut fillets in the skillet.

    Chicken stock added to a skillet, and halibut fillets placed in skillet.

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  4. Drizzle lemon juice over fillets; season with salt and pepper. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard over each fillet; press bread crumb mixture into mustard.

    Lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dijon mustard placed on fillets, then topped with bread crumb mixture.

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  5. Bake fish in the skillet in the preheated oven until fillets flake easily with a fork and topping is browned, about 20 minutes.

    Halibut fillets baked until flaky and golden-brown.

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If the bread crumbs aren't browned by the time the fish is cooked, turn on the broiler and cook for about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1046mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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