Pecorino-Crusted Chicken

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Pecorino cheese lends an intense peppery flavor with a kick to the breading on the chicken.


  • 2 slices white sandwich bread

  • ¾ cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese (2 ounces)

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Notes

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.

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