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Baked Chicken Parmesan – Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It’s a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.


Baked Chicken Parmesan - Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It's a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Baked Chicken Parmesan coated with a deliciously seasoned parmesan cheese crust and topped with melty mozzarella and tangy marinara sauce.

Did I mention it was baked?!

This, my dear friends, is some serious and delicious comfort food. It is my husband’s favorite chicken recipe, and it is the only non-chicken-nugget chicken recipe that my older daughter will eat!

This recipe was originally published on August 4, 2013, and updated with new photos and content on May 8, 2018.

Also, Hi! Happy weekend!!

And! Do I look like a mother of a 4-year old?! Say No. Because I look and feel 22. And at 22, I was in college, being very 22-ish.

But, the truth is, I AM a mother of a super cool, uber smart, beautiful girl that turns 4 today! Happy Birthday, ANA!

Baked Chicken Parmesan - Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It's a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Speaking of hunger. I could really dig into this Baked Chicken Parmesan right about now. It’s honestly better than any restaurant’s chicken parmesan, you’ll see.

Chicken Parmesan, corn flour, milk, chicken breasts

Let’s discuss HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN

  • First we are going to make the breading by combining a bit of all purpose flour with corn flour, plus dried basil, grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a separate dish, we will add some milk and use it to dip in the chicken.
  • To prepare the chicken breasts, please lightly pound each chicken breast to an even thickness of about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
  • Dip the chicken in milk, then coat it with the flour mixture, and finally transfer each chicken breast to a cooking/cooling rack set over a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Pop the chicken in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. The thinner the chicken, the less time it will need to cook.
  • Remove from oven and add marinara sauce over each chicken breast; top with fresh rounds of mozzarella cheese, and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with fresh basil and serve.

parmesan coated chicken breasts, chicken parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan - Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It's a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.

This chicken… Oh my gosh, the chicken… It is SO GOOD! The breading is not only crispy, but it is also packed with amazing flavor, and the addition of fresh mozzarella adds a wonderful creaminess to the overall crunchy texture of the chicken.

Baked Chicken Parmesan, marinara sauce, mozzarella, basil

It is also a healthier version of Chicken Parmesan because it isn’t fried, and it’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Since most times chicken parmesan is served with spaghetti, I advise to keep it light and serve with a big green salad to round out the meal.

Make this. Fo’ reals. It will become a part of your weekly menu.

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Baked Chicken Parmesan - Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It's a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.
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Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Baked Chicken Parmesan - Tender, juicy, crispy and cheesy baked chicken parmesan! It's a one-pan, 30 minute chicken parmesan dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 343

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Line baking sheet with foil and set a cooling rack on top of it.
  • Generously grease cooling rack with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Lightly pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
  • In a mixing bowl or plate, combine flours, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour milk in a separate dish.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the milk, then coat it with the flour mixture.
  • Transfer chicken to previously prepared cooling rack.
  • Generously grease chicken breasts with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is done.
  • Remove from oven; evenly divide marinara sauce over each chicken breast, top with fresh rounds of mozzarella cheese, and bake for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil and serve. 
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1057mg44%
Potassium 927mg26%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 293mg29%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: baked chicken, chicken parmesan

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27 Responses
  1. Grey | GreyEyes.me

    I made this last night after my boyfriend asked me to make Chicken Parmesan. In my mind, my gears always turn to make the healthiest version of whatever he requests (LOL). Boy am I happy I keep your website bookmarked at all times because I just knew you’d be my dinner-time savior!
    These turned out AWESOME! The chicken was juicy, the breading was flavorful and crisp right where it needed to be. And yes…I totally served it up with a side salad. Katerina, your recipes are superb!

  2. Alisha Ross

    When my kids were little, my favorite things to cook/bake with them were cookies and pancakes! I think if the kids know they will like the end product, they will be more interested in the process. Of course, who doesn’t like cookies and pancakes? 🙂

  3. Scott R. Anderson

    Hi, Happy Birthday to Ana. Hope she had a wonderful day.
    Just a question if I might. Your recipe calls for cooking spray. Would like to know just what do you recommefor this recipe. I have butter spray and olive oil spray, but before I make this wonderful looking recipe, can you be so kind
    as to advise about the spray. Thanks for all your wonderful recipe.A suggestion if I may, when you give us a
    wonderful recipe that calls for spray, maybe you could suggest the kind of spray that should be used. Thanks and
    God Bless.

  4. Megan

    Just made this last night and had rave reviews from everyone, including my non-chicken-eating 3YO (seriously, she won’t even eat chicken nuggets which I thought were a must-have for every toddler!).

    Definitely making this again!!!

  5. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    Kate,
    Happy 4 years of mom hood, you don’t look a day over 3!
    I’m so glad you grew your own tomatoes–we just got back from a week’s vacation during which I was convinced that every green tomato would turn red since I wasn’t out there with my thrice daily inspections.
    Alas, only 1 tomato was ripe–however, on the plus side I didn’t miss my window to can them!
    This whole dish looks amazing, and I bet it was a great hit at the party.
    Thanks!

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Happy Belated Birthday to Ana once again! This is something we’d LOVE to eat and I’ll try this very soon! I don’t know any kids (yet) who don’t like (mc)nuggets… haha. You’re funny you are calling us “dude”! Your posts always make me smile and happy.

  7. Ramona

    Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!!

    I remember my daughter at that age… simply precious. I was perfect to her then…now she talks back… urgh. 🙁

    I really did have to do a double-take with the fish.. I mean chicken. Well done… it looks beautiful. 🙂

  8. mjskit

    Hope Ana had a wonderful birthday!! Great little meal idea! Love the batter baked chicken. I’ve never done that before, but it looks so good. Nice tomato topping!

  9. Sandy Jones-Kaminski

    Happy Birthday to Ana! This recipe sounds delicious and I’m always on the lookout for new chicken recipes, so thank you for sharing this one. 🙂 Printed it out to use one night this week!

  10. Maria | Pink Patisserie

    Hope your daughter had a lovely day. Crazy how they grow so fast. Always makes me feel happy/sad. This is such a healthy fresh dish, just gorgeous.

  11. easyfoodsmith

    I have always made chicken breast in a pan. Your baked version looks stunning! It is a lovely recipe and I am sure going to try this very soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Aww, Happy Birthday to Ana! I’m loving everything about this chicken, though it’s impossible to go wrong with tomatoes, basil and garlic – yes please!

  13. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Happy Birthday to Ana! (Today is my birthday, too.) Crunchy breading on chicken rules. Have a fun day and thanks for sharing! xo

  14. Emily @ Life on Food

    And I found a winner for dinner tonight. I just picked a whole bunch of tomatoes and was wondering what I could do with them. Done and done!

  15. A_Boleyn

    I’m not a tomato fan but the crunchy breading for the chicken sounds wonderful. I could even use buttermilk instead of regular milk to dip the chicken into.

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