Cheesy Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken

Oven-baked chicken breasts are boring no more when you add panko, cheese and garlic.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 8 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated extra sharp yellow Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line a baking tray with a wire cooking rack greased with non-stick spray.
  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix melted butter, Dijon mustard and garlic in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  4. Dip chicken into the melted butter mixture, followed by breadcrumbs mixture, pressing to evenly coat.
  5. Place on prepared wire rack, spritz with non-stick spray, and bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges.