A skillet of baked chicken parmesan with crispy chicken breasts, marinara sauce and melted cheese.
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Baked Chicken Parmesan

This baked chicken parmesan is golden brown crispy chicken breasts smothered in marinara sauce and melted cheese. A lighter take on the classic chicken parmesan that tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked chicken parmesan, chicken parmesan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 457kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1-1 1/4 lbs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil or chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. 
  • Place the butter in a medium bowl.
  • Place the Italian breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a large shallow bowl and mix well.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter, then into the breadcrumbs to coat evenly.
  • Place each chicken breast on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Coat the top of each chicken breast with cooking spray and drizzle any remaining butter over the chicken.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Place a few spoonfuls of marinara sauce and a slice of cheese on top of each chicken breast.
  • Heat the broiler, then put the pan of chicken back in the oven. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted and browned.
  • Sprinkle with basil or parsley, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 1160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 20.9% | Vitamin C: 9.5% | Calcium: 37.3% | Iron: 19.6%