OVEN BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN

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I love chicken parmesan but it’s often deep fried at my local Italian restaurants. I make my own baked chicken parmesan that has the same great flavor without all the grease! Serve your chicken parmesan over pasta with a side of roasted broccoli or baked zucchini for a dinner the whole family will enjoy.

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BAKED INSTEAD OF FRIED!

I always think of Chicken Parmesan as being a complicated and labor intensive recipe – but I recently discovered that Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan is not only easy, but quick enough for a weeknight dinner!

This is a great chicken breast recipe – cutting the chicken breasts in half lengthwise and then pounding them slightly to make them even thickness will help them cook quickly and really helps you achieve more of a restaurant quality taste

BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN

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!

BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN

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: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 3.5mg

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