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baked Chicken Parmesan recipe

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Can you bake Chicken Parmesan? Yep! This baked chicken parmesan recipe starts with tender chicken cutlets dredged in tasty breadcrumbs, smothered in sauce and cheese, then baked to perfection. This healthy chicken parmesan recipe is your new dinner-time favorite! You won't even know it's baked. 
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Course: dinner recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked chicken parmesan, chicken parmesan, easy chicken parmesan, healthy chicken parmesan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 242kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Meat Tenderizer
  • Pastry brush
  • Large sheet pan


  • ½ cup unseasoned wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken cutlets
  • 3/4 cup sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Coat a sheet pan with the olive oil.
  • Dredge each chicken cutlet in the breadcrumb mixture and place on the sheet pan. Discard the rest of the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and starting with the sauce divide the sauce and mozzarella cheese on each chicken cutlet.
  • Place back in the oven and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until sauce is hot and cheese is melted. Serve hot.



Make-ahead and Storage
You can dredge the chicken ahead of time in the breadcrumbs and then store it in a container in the refrigerator for two days. When you're ready to make the chicken parmesan, continue with the recipe.
This healthy chicken parmesan is best served hot out of the oven, but it can also be made entirely ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to four days. When you're ready to eat the chicken, warm it up for 2-3 minutes in the microwave.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g