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

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


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 1160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 3.5mg