Baked Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Parmesan
Serves 4 to 6
This is an easy and delicious chicken presentation that is equally appropriate for a weeknight meal or casual entertaining. I got the recipe from a friend years ago. The flavors of the lemon, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, butter and Parmesan cheese complement each other perfectly without overwhelming the chicken. The recipe can be made in any amount needed, using purchased chicken parts rather than a whole bird. You can also use less butter than called for, but I listed the original amount so you can decide.
- 1 whole chicken, about 3-1/2 pounds, cut up into serving pieces
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, preferably unsalted
- 6 large cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Juice of 1 medium lemon
- 1/2 cup plain cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine butter, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in small saucepan and melt over medium-high heat. (Can be melted in microwave on high heat.) Remove from heat. Combine cracker crumbs and Parmesan cheese in bowl or plastic bag. Dip chicken pieces in butter mixture. Roll or shake in cracker crumb mixture. Place in baking dish. Pour remaining butter mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until chicken is tender and browned.