Pecorino cheese lends an intense peppery flavor with a kick to the breading on the chicken.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a food processor, pulse bread and Pecorino until coarse crumbs form.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Press crumb mixture onto skin side of chicken; transfer to prepared sheet. Bake until crust is golden and chicken is cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes.
Pecorino Romano has an intense, peppery flavor -- think saltier Parmesan with a kick. Of the many varieties of pecorino, Romano is the most popular and is widely available.