Papa Bear's Baked Italian Lemon Chicken

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe was given to me by a great guy we called "Papa Bear". This is easy and really good. Hi Papa Bear, if you're out there. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken between plastic wrap and pound to flatten just a little.
  2. Place chicken in glass pan and marinate in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Turning a few times.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper and olive oil turn to coat and let marinate for another 15 minutes.
  4. Put bread crumbs on plate and coat chicken on both sides.
  5. Fold chicken in half and place in a glass baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes then flip over and bake another 8-10 minutes.
  7. Do not overbake. :).


Most Helpful

Thank you for such an easy scrumptious chicken recipe! Used thighs, with skin. Then, made a combo of black, wild and jasime rice, in the rice cooker. Topped the rice with the Watercress Cilantro Sauce found on Recipezaar, (but I didn’t save it and can’t find it again… there was yogurt in it, I remember). Anyway it was mmmm mmmm good. Next time I might just have to throw in some jalpenos somewhere there! Will use Papa Bear’s recipe when chicken is called for in salads.

Slewfoot Sue August 13, 2007

A moist, delicious chicken that was perfectly seasoned. I used lemon pepper seasoning (w/o salt) since the bread crumbs have salt in them already and used only one lemon. I couldn't fold chicken in half to bake because my fan-assisted oven likes to burn anything that isn't flat as a pancake. So, I pounded the chicken to an even thickness (in a ziploc to avoid mess), placed on foil, squeezed lemon juice, drizzled oil, seasoned with lemon pepper and then dredged in breadcrumbs on a paper plate. Couldn't have been any easier or any better. We'll have this regularly. Oh, and I cooked for 35 minutes to perfection.

Petite Mommy October 24, 2006

This made up fairly easily, but I had problems keeping the breading on. I think next time I won't turn it. Nice flavor, but I did use more than 1 teaspoon of the lemon pepper and cooked mine for about 10 minutes longer than stated and it turned out nice and juicy. Thanks

~Nimz~ September 24, 2006

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