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Crispy baked chicken parmesan makes a great meal for the whole family. The chicken is breaded and seasoned, and baked in the oven to be healthier.

crispy chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

We tend to eat a lot of chicken in our house, and because of that I like to mix up how we eat it. If you’re a lover of Italian style dishes, then you’ll want to check out this crispy baked chicken parmesan recipe.

It’s breaded in a bread crumb and parmesan cheese mixture, lightly fried, then finished off in the oven with sauce and cheese. It makes a great family meal and you can serve it with your favorite type of pasta.

crispy chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Flavorful, crispy breading
  • Makes a great family meal
  • Pairs well with your favorite pasta or side dish
  • Bakes in the oven for juicy chicken
crispy chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Italian seasoning 
  • Egg
  • Tomato sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Butter
crispy chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

How to make this recipe

1-  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2 – Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap, or place inside a plastic zip top bag. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, flatten the chicken down to about a 1/2″ thickness. Repeat until all chicken is flattened. 

3 – Slice each chicken breast into two pieces. For example, if you start with 4 chicken breasts, you should end up with 8 flattened pieces. 

4 – Season chicken with salt and pepper. 

5 – Slightly beat the egg in a large bowl. 

6 – Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish.

7 – Dip the chicken in the egg, then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.

8 – Add butter to a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in butter until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.

9 – Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

10 – Top chicken with the sauce and cheese. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Juices from chicken should run clear and the internal temperature of the chicken should be at 165 degrees.

crispy chicken parmesan on a bed of zucchini noodles

How do I store my leftover chicken parmesan?

Yes, place cooled chicken in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Can I freeze my leftover chicken parmesan?

Yes, however I recommend freezing before adding the sauce and cheese on top. Place the cooled chicken in a freezer safe container or freezer bag. Stored properly, chicken will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do I reheat frozen chicken parmesan?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, cover baking sheet with foil, and cook for 40-60 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 

Calories per serving (1 chicken breast): 404

Yield: 8 Servings

Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan

crispy chicken parmesan close up on a bed of zucchini

Crispy baked chicken parmesan makes a great meal for the whole family. The chicken is breaded and seasoned, and baked in the oven to be healthier.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 16 ounces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, divided
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap, or place inside a plastic zip top bag. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, flatten the chicken down to about a 1/2" thickness. Repeat until all chicken is flattened. 
  3. Slice each chicken breast into two pieces. For example, if you start with 4 chicken breasts, you should end up with 8 flattened pieces. 
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  5. Slightly beat the egg in a large bowl. Mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish.
  6. Dip the chicken in the egg, then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
  7. Add butter to a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in butter until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Top each chicken with 2 tbsp of sauce and cheese. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Notes

    You can also use your favorite pasta sauce in place of the tomato sauce.

    Chicken breasts are measured at 4 ounces each, for a total of 16 ounces.

    The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165°. Measure this at the thickest part of the chicken. Continue cooking until chicken reaches temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 894mgSodium: 976mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 41g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Other chicken recipes you’ll love

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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Crockpot Pulled Chicken

Broiled Chicken Wings

Easy Chicken Fajitas

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Annissa

Friday 21st of August 2020

Typically, chicken parmesan is a recipe I order at a restaurant rather than making at home. With your recipe, I easily tackled it at home. Yum!

simplylowcal

Friday 21st of August 2020

That's great to hear, Annissa. :)

Cate

Friday 21st of August 2020

Oh yum!! This looks so tasty and I love the idea of serving it over zucchini noodles!

simplylowcal

Friday 21st of August 2020

Thanks, Cate! :)

Toni Dash

Friday 21st of August 2020

I love that this is baked!! Everyone at my house loved it! So good and delish!

simplylowcal

Friday 21st of August 2020

That's great to hear, Toni! :)

Priya Lakshminarayan

Friday 21st of August 2020

Looks like the perfect summer treat! Love this recipe

simplylowcal

Friday 21st of August 2020

Thanks!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Friday 21st of August 2020

This is a dish that would definitely go down a treat in my house. Sounds so flavourful and super tasty.

simplylowcal

Friday 21st of August 2020

Thanks, Bintu. :)

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