1. Remove skin from chicken, if you wish; cut away small bones from breast pieces.
2. Combine soup mix, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a paper bag. Shake chicken pieces, a few at a time, in mixture to coat well. Place, not touching, in a single layer in a buttered large shallow baking pan.
3. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 1 hour, or until chicken is tender and richly browned.