Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

We've been making this chicken for years and everyone enjoys it. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (May 1981)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking dish big enough to hold chicken in one layer.
  3. In a pie dish combine the 1/4 cup melted butter with lemon juice.
  4. In a pie dish combine cheese and breadcrumbs.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in butter/lemon mixture than roll them in the breadcrumb mixture and arrange in prepared dish.
  6. Drizzle remaining butter over chicken and then sprinkle with paprika and sesame seeds.
  7. Bake for one hour, basting frequently and turning chicken halfway through cooking time.


Most Helpful

Made this recipe for dinner this evening & it was just great, & I'll definitely make it again, SOON! I used 4 chicken breasts. I started with the breasts bottom-side up & added more of the breadcrumbs just before sprinkling with paprika. Then, after 30 minutes, I turned the breasts over, basted with melted butter, sprinkled more breadcrumbs over each one & then added the sesame seeds. I was extremely pleased with the outcome! Many thanks for this great recipe.

Sydney Mike January 31, 2007

Made this for lunch this afternoon. It was wonderful. I didn't have the seeds but I really didn't miss them. I found the lemon and parm combo to be in excellent balance. I did cut back on the butter a bit by omitting the 2 tbsp drizzle. It was perfect alongside a green salad.

Annacia January 18, 2007

We really enjoyed this chicken, I used 3 bone in, skin on chicken breast halves and I really think it would have been nicer with boneless skinless chicken breasts, so next time I will try it that way. The combo of flavors was really nice and I will double the butter and lemon juice next time, so the chicken cooks in it a little more. I used garlic and herb bread crumbs. Thanks Ellie!

HeidiSue January 18, 2007

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