Parmesan-Crusted Lemon-Pepper Chicken

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This dish was a great hit with my family. Even my 2-year-old loved it and he's a very picky eater. The lemon in this chicken dish gives it a great zing. Serve with rice pilaf and steamed garlic green beans and you've got a delicious meal.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Place chicken breasts on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the thickest part of the breasts, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book.

  3. Combine butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.

  4. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and basil in another dish.

  5. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat in Parmesan-crumb mixture. Place into the prepared baking pan.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken breasts are no longer pink and juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
15g Fat
11g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* 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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