This is my new favorite chicken recipe. If you like lemon this recipe is for you. It’s beyond simple and so fresh. The lemon really brightens up this dish. Even though it’s breaded it’s still light, which is what I love. Give this recipe a try!
Lemon Butter Chicken
8 chicken thighs ( boneless & skinless)
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
2 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zest
1 t Italian seasoning
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t lemon pepper seasoning
2 t salt
2 t pepper
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 T chopped/dried parsley
lemon, for drizzle
Direction: Preheat oven 375°. In medium bowl mix together the bread crumbs, seasoning and lemon zest. In another bowl add in 2 eggs, 1 T lemon juice, salt and pepper, whisk together.
Grease a baking dish or baking pan with cooking spray. Pat the chicken thighs dry. Dip the chicken thigh into the egg mixture and then into bread crumbs fully coating the chicken add to baking dish. Continue with remaining chicken. Bake in the oven about 20 minutes.
In a small bowl add the melted butter, remaining lemon juice (1 1/2 T) and parsley.
After 20 minutes remove from oven and pour the lemon butter evenly over the top of the chicken thighs. Put back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Remove from oven drizzle with fresh lemon if so desired. Top of a slice of lemon for garnish. Enjoy!
Note: You can do this with chicken breasts as well. Cook times will vary due to the thickness of the chicken thighs. Use an instant thermometer for accuracy.