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The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe is made with breaded chicken cutlets that are browned on the stovetop and finished in the oven before being topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

There is so much flavor in this delicious parmesan chicken recipe…I’m literally still dreaming about it. If you’re looking for easy chicken recipes, I’m not kidding when I say that this is it. One of my favorite ways to make oven-baked chicken parmesan for a simple weeknight meal.

When the entire family asks for this delicious recipe time and time again, you know it’s a hit!

Chicken Parmesan has a crispy coating made with Italian breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese, smothered in a store-bought marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese for an easy dinner any night of the week!

The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe is made with breaded chicken cutlets that are browned on the stovetop and finished in the oven before being topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese! The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan has a  crispy coating made with Italian breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese, smothered in a store-bought marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese for an easy dinner any night of the week!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

I love that I can whip up this recipe last minute and not stress about it. And even if you’re making this for the first time, trust me when I say that this chicken parm recipe is going to be your new favorite dish. You’ll never have to order this at an Italian restaurant again because you’ll be serving up the best chicken parmesan right at home.

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan is a super simple recipe that is one of the top Italian comfort foods of all time that promises to be delicious every time!

With my tips on making this easy chicken dinner recipe into a semi-homemade recipe, you will want to add this to your recipe rotation! You get crispy chicken covered in melted cheese for a truly delicious classic chicken parmesan flavor.

If you’ve ever had boneless skinless chicken breasts covered in an Italian bread crumb mixture, you know that this flavor is addictively food!

(PS – If you love cheesy chicken recipes, try The Easiest Baked Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms next!)

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour – You can also use panko bread crumbs as well.
  • 2 large eggs – I like cage-free eggs best.
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese – Freshly grated cheese is so flavorful!
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 23oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce – If you have a homemade marinara sauce, use that here!
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

This easy recipe makes for a delicious dinner any night of the week and is made in under 30 minutes! This is an easy chicken dinner the whole family will love!

Make this dish even easier by adding your favorite store-bought marinara sauce or you can use homemade if you’d rather.

I like to serve mine over angel hair pasta or zucchini noodles if I’m trying to go low-carb. Add a side salad and bread for a complete meal!

There’s a very good reason why I make this recipe time and time again. When a picky eater (or your kids!) loves this recipe, you know it’s a good one!

How to make Baked Chicken Parmesan

how to make chicken parmesan

Step 1

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2

Put the chicken breasts between two pieces of saran wrap or parchment paper and using a rolling pin or flat kitchen mallet – flatten each breast to 1/2 inch thickness then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Step 3

In three separate bowls or small dishes add the flour to one, eggs to one (and beat until combined), and the Italian breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to the other (and mix).

Step 4

Dredge the chicken in the flour, then the egg, and finally press it into the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 5

Add the olive oil and butter to a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Step 6

Add the marinara to a 9×13 baking dish and top with chicken, Add a few tablespoons of marinara to the top of the chicken breasts and top with the mozzarella cheese slices.

Step 7

Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is 160 degrees internally.

Step 8

Serve the sauce and chicken breast over angel hair pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe is made with breaded chicken cutlets that are browned on the stovetop and finished in the oven before being topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese! The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan has a  crispy coating made with Italian breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese, smothered in a store-bought marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese for an easy dinner any night of the week!

Tips or Variations

  • You can always add more melted mozzarella cheese on top. You can’t go wrong with more cheese!
  • Make certain that the panko crust is golden brown before removing it from the oven if you decide to use that as a mixture and coating.

FAQ

How do you store this recipe for easy baked chicken?

Just cover it with a lid and place it in the fridge. This will be perfect for keeping that fresh flavor and taste for up to 2-3 days.

At what temperature is chicken done cooking?

Use a meat thermometer to be certain but the internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees. This is considered safe for eating.

What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan

You can’t go wrong with a light pasta such as Angel Hair to serve this amazing chicken dish right on top of it. And of course, a nice side salad is always a great addition, too!

Like this simple parmesan chicken recipe? Find out how to make these other chicken dishes, too!

Baked Chicken Parmesan

The Best Baked Chicken Parmesan has a  crispy coating made with Italian breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese, smothered in a store-bought marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese for an easy dinner any night of the week!
4.50 from 4 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 23 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees
  • Put the chicken breasts between two pieces of saran wrap or parchment paper and using a rolling pin or flat kitchen mallet – flatten each breast to 1/2 inch thickness then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • In three separate bowls or small dishes add the flour to one, eggs to one (and beat until combined) and the Italian breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to the other (and mix).
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, then the egg and finally press it into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown
  • Add the marinara to a 9×13 baking dish and top with chicken, Add a few tablespoons of marinara to the top of the chicken breasts and top with the mozzarella cheese slices.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is 160 degrees internally
  • Serve the sauce and chicken breast over angel hair pasta and top with parmesan cheese

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Very tasty! This is the first well plated recipe that I have tried and I’m glad I did. Will be trying more recipes in the near future.
    Excellent taste, loved the ease of making this recipe and family loved it! Definitely a keeper!

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