Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken


1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted (see Note)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into eighths


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, combine butter and garlic.

3.Dip chicken into garlic butter, then into bread crumb mixture, coating evenly on all sides. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with remaining garlic butter.

4.Bake 1 hour, or until crispy and no longer pink in center.