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chicken fillet

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Fillet

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These crispy, crunchy, tasty oven baked chicken fillet will be a surefire hit at the dinner table. Take some chicken breast, endow it with some lemony garlic flavor, coat it in a golden-brown panko crumb and you’ve got an awesome treat. 


  • 1 1/2 lb (700 gram) boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise and brined in salted water ( 1/4 cup salt+ 1 quarter of water)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cooking oil spray, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish


  • Brine chicken fillets. Fill a large bowl with 1 quarter and 1/4 cup sea salt. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.  Add the chicken fillets and let them sit in the salted water to brine for 15-20 minutes at room temperature, but not more than 30 minutes. If you plan to brine them for more than 30 minutes , place the bowl in the refrigerator. Don't brine for more than 5-6 hours.
  • Preheat your oven 425°F |220°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Keep aside.
  • Parmesan Crust: In a large bowl combine the egg, oil, lemon juice, Italian herbs, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow dish mix together the Panko breadcrumbs with paprika, Parmesan cheese and onion powder.
  • Remove the chicken fillets from the brine, rinse with water and pat dry with paper towels. Add them to the egg mixture and coat evenly.
  • Dredge the chicken in the Parmesan mixture. Lightly press the coating onto the chicken. Transfer on the prepared baking sheet and spray generously with cooking oil spray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.  For charred edges, broil in the last 2 minutes. (you may also bake the chicken for 8 minutes, remove from the oven and flip. Bake further for 5-7 minutes).  
  • Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies or pasta. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 300kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 789mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 117mg

Keywords: chicken fillet, baked chicken, chicken breasts