This Italian chicken is coated in a crispy parmesan crust and baked to perfection along with potatoes. An easy sheet pan dinner that the whole family will love!

I’m all about the easy meals and this Italian baked chicken is quick, simple and super flavorful. Add some broccoli or green beans on the side and dinner is served!

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Italian chicken with a parmesan crust, along with roasted potatoes and parsley.

Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner so many nights of the week at my house. I love this Italian chicken because it has minimal prep work, tastes great, and you can even throw potatoes and/or veggies in the oven at the same time for a one pan meal.

How do you make Italian chicken?

This recipe starts with the coating for the chicken, which consists of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs. Everything gets combined together for a flavorful mix that will crisp up nicely in the oven. Don’t use the canned parmesan cheese here, the better the quality of the cheese, the better your meal will taste.

Italian seasoning can be found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores and is a mixture of dried basil, oregano and parsley. If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, you can combine the herbs you already have in your pantry to make your own.

A mixture of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs in a bowl.

The tops of the chicken breasts get dipped in melted butter before the chicken is rolled in the breadcrumb mixture. The butter helps everything to adhere and adds a lot of flavor.

Breaded chicken breasts on a sheet pan.

Next up is the potatoes, which are drizzled with the remaining melted butter and added to the sheet pan. Not into potatoes? Try butternut squash, carrots or brussels sprouts instead.

Breaded Italian chicken and potatoes on a sheet pan.

Everything goes into the oven and bakes until the chicken is crispy and golden brown, and the potatoes are tender. You can use halved baby potatoes, or regular sized potatoes that have been cut into 1 inch pieces. Just be aware that you want everything to be cooked through at the same time, so if you use larger pieces of potatoes, they may not be done at the same time as the chicken.

How long do you cook Italian chicken in the oven?

These chicken breasts need to cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Italian chicken variations

You can easily customize this dish to your taste preferences, there are so many different ways to dress up your chicken!

  • Breadcrumbs: Try coarser panko breadcrumbs instead of traditional breadcrumbs.
  • Crispy Ranch Chicken: Add 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning powder to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Potatoes: Try sweet potatoes instead of gold potatoes.

A plate of Italian chicken, roasted potatoes and green beans.

This is a very simple dinner, but a satisfying one. It’s one of those meals I turn to when I have a package of chicken in the fridge but am otherwise out of ideas. I love that it’s mostly hands off, simply pop your sheet pan into the oven and go about your evening until it’s time to eat!

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5 from 14 votes

Italian Chicken

AuthorSara Welch
Italian chicken with a parmesan crust, along with roasted potatoes and parsley.
This Italian chicken is coated in a crispy parmesan crust and baked to perfection along with potatoes. An easy sheet pan dinner that the whole family will love!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 pound small potatoes halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • cooking spray
  • lemon wedges optional garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Dip the top of each chicken breast into the melted butter, then press the top of the chicken into the breadcrumb mixture to coat.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Scatter the potatoes around the chicken. Drizzle the remaining butter over the potatoes and chicken. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Cook time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 460mg | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Was looking for a quick chicken dish to go with pasta, found the Italian chicken recipe. I used pepper, garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt and Parmesan cheese in the bread crumbs and dipped the chicken in butter – OMG IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!! My fussy daughter LOVED it!

  2. 5 stars
    So simple and quick, this was a big hit at a casual dinner with friends and the kids loved it too! Thanks for this recipe.

  3. Thank you SO much for this recipe–it was absolutely delicious and quick to make. I LOVE your recipes!!

  4. 5 stars
    What an easy meal to put together. It smells amazing in my kitchen. Thank you so much for all these fantastic recipes

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made this about 3 times now, and it’s amazing. I would recommend using the individually frozen chicken breasts (like you would buy in a bag) or pounding out the fresh chicken breasts. One of the times I made this was with fresh chicken and it wasn’t nearly as melt-in-your-mouth. It’s definitely become a family favorite. I use small yellow and red potatoes, and some cubed sweet potatoes. Yum! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe – and it’s so easy to make too. Literally 45 minutes including cook time. I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

  6. Hi, the paragraphs at beginning mention italian seasoning yet in the ingredient list and method there is no where mentioning the said seasoning.

  7. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  8. 5 stars
    What a delicious sheet pan dinner! My family love chicken dishes such as these so I will definitely be giving this a try.

  9. Each day I visit your site, I learn a new recipe. I haven’t eaten Italian food in the past, but this is a good try for me.

  10. 5 stars
    Wow, this is so delicious and this is something that I really wanted to try for my husband. I am sure I will make his heart happy with this new recipe, thanks for sharing this with us!

  11. 5 stars
    My family is going to love this. I make chicken all the time, and we love Italian flavors. I can’t wait to try this.