Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

I know I cook a lot of chicken.  But can you blame me?  It’s versatile and has a ton of easy options.  Baking chicken is easy – the hardest part is the prep.

Potatoes are a versatile side dish that also has a ton of options.  But if you’re going to turn the oven on to bake the chicken, you may as well bake potatoes, too!

Ingredients are really simple:

  • potatoes
  • chicken
  • lemon pepper spice
  • breadcrumbs
  • milk
  • butter
  • Italian dressing

First off preheat your oven to the ever popular 350*F.  While the oven is preheating, prepare the potatoes for baking.  Most importantly – make sure the potatoes are clean!  After they’re clean, give the potatoes a little cross cut so when they expand the skin won’t break on the bottom.  Depending on the potato, you may need to cook them up to an hour.

The potatoes need to be baked longer than the chicken, so while they get a head start you can start prepping the chicken.  Mix the lemon pepper with the breadcrumbs in a bowl.  In another bowl pour a little bit of milk.

Take each chicken breast and dip it in the milk.  After that, roll the breast around in the breadcrumbs until the entire piece is coated.  Place each piece into a Corningware like pan.  You want something with high sides so you can bake the chicken in some liquid.  I like to put some butter on top of each breast to help prevent the chicken from drying out.  Also, to keep the chicken from drying I put some Italian dressing and water around the chicken.  Bake the chicken for around 20 to 25 minutes – checking them after 10 minutes and adding more butter on top.  Serve with some frozen veggies!

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~ by NJC on March 14, 2011.

One Response to “Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken”

  1. […] Let’s say you made baked chicken last night.  Today you’re looking in the fridge for something for lunch.  You look past the […]

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