Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken

Pecorino-Crusted Spring Chicken
Bon Appetit


  •   Canola oil spray
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup  plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon  mustard
  • 1/2 Cup  grated pecorino
  • 1/2 Cup  Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup  parsley, minced, for garnish

A mixture of Greek yogurt, mustard, and grated pecorino form a tangy layer of flavor underneath the crust of these chicken breasts. Served with a fresh garden salad or some sautéed greens, this is a quick and healthy meal that's a snap to put together.

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and fit a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack with oil.

Pound the chicken breasts to ½-inch thickness (this will allow for even cooking). Season with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, mustard, and cheese. Spread the mixture over the chicken breasts and top with the breadcrumbs.

Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the top is browned (if using a thermometer, make sure the center of the chicken reads 165 degrees), about 25 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

441 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 56g 86%
  • Carbs 49g 16%
  • Saturated 17g 87%
  • Fiber 3g 14%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 14g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 252g 504%
  • Cholesterol 777mg 259%
  • Sodium 3,163mg 132%
  • Calcium 961mg 96%
  • Magnesium 325mg 81%
  • Potassium 3,372mg 96%
  • Iron 7mg 39%
  • Zinc 9mg 60%
  • Phosphorus 2,626mg 375%
  • Vitamin A 322µg 36%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 98%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 126%
  • Niacin (B3) 94mg 472%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 391%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 149µg 37%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 49%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 13%
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