Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast

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This easy and delicious baked chicken breast is perfect for topping a light and healthy salad
Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast
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Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast

This easy and delicious baked chicken breast is perfect for topping a light and healthy salad; it has lots of lemon flavor and an irresistible crunch.

2
Servings
779
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup flour
  • Salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ Cup breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • ¼ Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and set it aside.

Whisk the egg in a separate medium bowl until lightly beaten and then set it aside as well.

Combine the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, thyme leaves, and grated cheese in a third medium bowl and set it aside.

Pound your chicken until it is a uniform thickness. Then, dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess. Dip the flour-coated chicken into the egg, shaking off any excess and then cover the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture. Try to cover the entire chicken breast in the breadcrumb mixture.

Bake the chicken 15-20 minutes in the oven, until a thermometer inserted into the center of the breast registers 165 degrees F.

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
42%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
206mg
69%
Protein
55g
100%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
123µg
14%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
21mg
36%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.7%
Vitamin K
8µg
9%
Calcium
304mg
30%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
163µg
41%
Folic acid
66µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
37%
Magnesium
98mg
25%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
23mg
100%
Phosphorus
573mg
82%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
675mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.1%
Sodium
825mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
62.6%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
24%