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Baked Chicken Parmesan

This Chicken Parmesan is a favorite family dinner. This delicious recipe has tender, juicy chicken breasts with a seasoned breadcrumb coating, marinara sauce and cheese all baked to gooey perfection.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 breasts
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup marinara sauce plus more for serving
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 4 ounces
  • chopped fresh parsley or basil optional, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease a baking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray or oil.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to get 4 thin chicken cutlets. If the chicken cutlets are uneven in thickness, you can pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin to make them an even ½-inch thickness. (Cover the chicken with a piece of plastic wrap or place in a zip-top bag before pounding to prevent splattering.)
  • To prepare the breading for the chicken, you will need 3 shallow pie plates, bowls or other wide and shallow dishes. In one, place the flour. In the second, place the egg and tablespoon of water. Use a fork to beat the egg and water together until well combined. In the third dish, stir together the Italian seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Coat the chicken first in the flour, then in the egg, and then in the bread crumb mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet or baking dish.
  • Bake chicken in the upper third of the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the chicken is almost cooked through (it should be about 150° F when tested with an instant read thermometer). Spoon 2 tablespoons of the marinara sauce over each chicken piece and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Continue baking chicken until it is cooked through (it should register 165° F at the thickest part when tested with an instant read thermometer). This may take about 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces.
  • Serve chicken with pasta and additional marinara sauce, garnished with chopped fresh parsley or basil if desired.



Serving: 1piece | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1134mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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