Lemony Garlic-Butter Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is truly a garlic-lover's chicken recipe, you can adjust the amount of garlic to suit taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter an 11 x 7 or a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a shallow dish combine the breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder and dried parsley (if using) until well combined.
  4. Place the milk in a bowl,.
  5. In the small bowl whisk together the melted butter with 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (or to taste) and lemon juice.
  6. Coat the chicken breast in milk (shaking off any excess milk) then coat into the breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Place the breasts into baking dish, then drizzle with the melted butter mixture.
  8. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
Most Helpful

Made these tonight and yum - SO good! I didn't have any seasoned bread crumbs, so I just used plain and it worked out fine. The family agreed this is one to keep. Thanks for sharing!

soonermama November 15, 2011

This was delicious! I used butter flavored cooking spray to butter my dish. After coating the chicken breasts with crumb mixture and placing in baking dish I put the rest of the crumb mixture on top of the breasts and slightly patted down then added butter/lemon mixture... didnt want it to go to waste! I did notice though that my butter/lemon mixture seemed to get clumpy and thick? I think I mixed it together to early and let it sit?? not sure... I might do that step very last next time... it didnt hurt the flavor.. it just didnt spread over the chicken as easily. I loved this recipe though and plan on making it again! Thanks Kittencalkitchen!

Ringea February 26, 2010

This was so good. I have made a similar recipe that didn't include the lemon juice. I ended up using about 3-4 teaspoons of lemon juice and cooked it about 40 minutes as I was waiting for Dh to get home. I put the rest of the crumb mixture on top of the chicken before I poured the butter on top. My Dh and I fought over the crusty parts at the edges. MMMmm good stuff.

Margie99 February 08, 2010