Oven Fried Lemon Garlic Chicken

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I love lemon & I love chicken. I had all the ingredients in the house so I jumped on the cool kid’s bandwagon last week & tried this recipe. I really liked it, however, I tasted the cayenne pepper more than the lemon so I’ll tweak it a little next time (I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy).
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic or 1 tbsp garlic powder
Juice from 1/2 lemon (I used a whole lemon, it was small)
1 cup panko bread crumbs (loooove panko)
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp parsley, dried or fresh
3 chicken breasts or 5 chicken thighs, boneless (I used 3 large breasts & sliced them thinly)
Cooking Spray

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the garlic and lemon. Allow to sit for a few minutes, stirring, and remove from heat once it is completely melted. Place on a hotpad on the counter (no need to dirty another dish here).

Mix the bread crumbs and spices in another bowl. Dredge the chicken in the butter mixture followed by the panko mixture. Place on a greased cooking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees.

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  1. lokiskitchen.com says

    Drop the cayenne all together if you really want to taste the lemon, or better yet, use some lemon pepper seasoning instead. That will give you the lemony flavor you’re looking for.
    Thanks for trying my recipe!

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