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Garlic Lover's Chicken

I was putting groceries away when I realized that my freezer and pantry were getting a bit out of control. I've got an upright freezer in the basement that I love, but it sometimes can fall into the "out of sight, out of mind" trap. I decided I needed to get organized and make an inventory and start clearing some things out.  To make it a little more fun, I issued a challenge to the members of a Taste of Home fans Facebook group to do the same.

I had four packages of boneless skinless chicken breasts, so I went to my Taste of Home board on Pinterest and browsed the Poultry section.   The Garlic Lover's Chicken caught my eye because I had most of the ingredients on hand.   Instead of regular breadcrumbs, I used panko, and I used dried parsley.  I omitted lemon because I didn't have one.  

The recipe calls for 4oz chicken breasts and the ones I had were much larger than that, closer to 8oz. I baked them on convection at 400º for 35 minutes. I like to use a probe thermometer.  I pulled them at 160º, let them rest while I finished up the side dishes, and they tested about 165º, which is where we like our poultry. 

We absolutely loved this.  Usually my guys are looking for something to dip their chicken in, but both of them ate this exactly as it was.  It was great the next day, sliced up, in a wrap with some veggies too.  Thanks so much to Janice S. for sharing her amazing recipe!

Garlic Lover's Chicken

Garlic Lover


  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs- I used Panko
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley- I used 2t dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts- 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced- I used 2
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice- omitted
  • Paprika


  1. Heat oven to 350º.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt if desired and pepper.
  3. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then shake in the crumb mixture.
  4. Place chicken in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  5. Combine the butter, garlic and lemon juice; drizzle over the chicken. Sprinkle with paprika.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  7. Yield: 6 servings.
garlic, chicken, baked
Main Dishes, Poultry
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Shannon Dobos said…
These sound so good! You can tell by the photo that your chicken is cooked perfectly! I’m going to try these, too.
Jolene said…
Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! The guys are already asking when we can have it again. :)
Ellen said…
This is a recipe my family would love! We eat a ton of chicken and I'm always looking for new recipes to try.
Carlee said…
We are always happy to have a new way to make chicken. This looks delicious!
Val said…
This looks so juicy! I can't wait to try it.
Jolene said…
It's the thing I cook the most here too! Nice to find something everyone likes.
Jolene said…
I always think, really, do you need another chicken recipe? But, yep. I do. :)
Jolene said…
Using the probe thermometer has helped me a ton not to overcook poultry!
Karen said…
I'm a huge garlic lover, and I love Taste of Home. This sounds delish!
Books n' Cooks said…
I have the same problem with my deep freeze. I either forget about things or try to save them and lose track of time.
Amy said…
Sounds delicious! We love chicken & garlic in this house!
Chris said…
We love us some garlic. We always double what the recipe calls for. I imagine the hubs would use at least 4 or 5 for this recipe. That's just how we roll! Looks delicious!
Camilla M. Mann said…
You can never have enough garlic...or chicken recipes! I can't wait to try this.
This looks delicious , but anything with garlic is delicious!
Jolene said…
I've got the magazines all the way back to the 90s, and have made over 200 recipes from them. Great stuff :)
Jolene said…
I bought a small white board, and have written the contents of the basement freezer on it and placed it inside one of my kitchen cabinets. It's helping a lot!
Jolene said…
I like how you think! I usually make it as written the first time, then up it the next times I make it depending on my guys reactions to it :)
Jolene said…
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Jolene said…
Always big hits here, either alone or together!
Nikki said…
This sounds delicious! You had me at garlic and panko!
Jolene said…
Panko has helped me to get my picky son to eat lots of things he otherwise wouldn't!
shelby said…
This sounds so comforting to me this morning! I love using panko to get a good crispy coating also!
Jolene said…
Loving the cooler weather and doing more cooking inside, more comfort-type dishes!
I hear you on the out of control freezer haha! We are definitely garlic lovers, so this looks perfect!
John said…
And here out in the middle of the ethernet, I stumble upon my good friend Jolene and with a great sounding recipe to boot! Di and I eat lots of chicken breasts and this will be a welcome addition to the rotation. Thanks!
Jolene said…
Of all the gin joints in the all the towns in all the world :) So nice to have you stop by!

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