12 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups freshly made breadcrumbs
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
One 3 1/2-pound chicken, cut into 10 pieces (or all thighs, wings or breasts, if desired)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter and garlic in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Pour into a large bowl. Cool to room temperature.
Mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Dip each chicken piece, one at a time, into the melted garlic butter. Transfer to the bread crumb mixture. Turn until coated on all sides.
Arrange the chicken in one flat layer on a large baking sheet. Drizzle on any of the remaining melted butter. Bake until lightly browned and just cooked through, 50 to 60 minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.