Juicy chicken breasts scented with oregano and paprika get coated with lemon zest and breadcrumbs to create a crispy, flavorful coating that will win you over every time. Serve over whole grains or with a side salad for a satisfying meal.

EatingWell.com, July 2022


Credit: Ali Redmond

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Pat chicken dry and place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle both sides with oregano, paprika and salt.

  • Place egg in a shallow bowl. Combine panko, Italian breadcrumbs, lemon zest and pepper in another shallow bowl.

  • Dip one piece of chicken in the egg mixture. Dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on the prepared baking sheet; repeat with the remaining chicken. Lightly coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray. Bake, flipping once, until the breadcrumbs are golden and crisp and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, 8 to 9 minutes per side. Sprinkle with parsley.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast
213 calories; protein 29g; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 129mg; vitamin a iu 405IU; vitamin b3 niacin 11mg; vitamin c 4mg; vitamin d iu 11IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 20mg; vitamin k 32mg; sodium 365mg; calcium 41mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 36mg; phosphorus 269mg; potassium 419mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 17mg; selenium 30mcg.