I’m a big believer in doing time in the kitchen, but sometimes your crispy chicken dinner needs to be ready quickly. Thank goodness for butter and bread crumbs. With these two basic ingredients along with plump and juicy bone-in chicken breasts you can create a delicious meal in no time flat!

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in, back removed, fresh chicken breasts with skin on. I used fresh organic chicken fromĀ Kent’s Chicken Coop.
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used gluten free bread crumbs)
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Method:

Place the chicken breasts in a shallow baking dish. Brush skin with melted butter and drizzle remaining butter over the chicken, allowing it to run into the pan. Sprinkle on the bread crumbs until evenly coated. Shake on salt, pepper and paprika for your own taste preference. Roast at 350 F for approximately 45 minutes. Use less time if using convection oven. Always test to 180 F on meat thermometer.

Prepped Chicken Breast

Prepped chicken breast, ready for the oven. Don’t worry about excess crumbs in the bottom of the pan. Read to the end to see how I use them.

chickenbreast2Fresh from the oven. Just look at it!

kiwipure

So this should amaze my Kiwi friends. For this recipe I used delicious Kiwi Pure butter made from grass fed milk, brought to us by the folks at Rolling Meadow.

slicedchickenbreast

Just look at it! crispy skin on the outside, bursting with juicy flavour on the inside. This fresh organic chicken is from Kent’s Chicken Coop!

I also love to scoop up the drippings from the bottom of the pan where the extra butter and crumbs have formed a tasty little treat. Just for the cook, of course!