Parmesan-Crusted Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4skinless, 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

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 3

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

  • Step 4

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

  • Step 5

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

  • Step 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).

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