Baked Chicken Breasts

3 1/2 oz butter 
1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
1 tbsp lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
6 whole large chicken breasts skinned, and boned
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1 all purpose flour
2/3 c breadcrumbs

In mixing bowl cream the butter till light and fluffy. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Reserve 1/ 4 cup of the mixture. Shape the remaining mixture into 6 sticks; freeze till firm. Place 1 chicken breast at a time and pound to flatten. Sprinkle lightly with a little salt. Place 1 stick of the butter mixture on each breast. Roll up. Seal carefully with wooden picks. Beat egg and water together. Coat chicken lightly with flour; dip in egg mixture, then coat with breadcrumbs. Heat the reserved butter mixture in skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook on all sides 10 to 15 minutes, turning gently. Place chicken in a baking dish and bake in 400 degree oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Remove wooden picks. If desired, trim with parsley.

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