This easy recipe for baked chicken parmesan is perfect for even busy weeknights. It’s a tasty homemade baked chicken parmesan in oven recipe that everyone will love.
If you want to learn how to cook chicken parmesan so that it is easy and delicious you are in the right place! Check out this simple recipe for all my tips and tricks to making the best chicken parmesan in the oven.
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If you have never made chicken parmesan before it can be tricky to know where to start. Don’t worry, the process is not really that difficult, you’ll be a pro before you know it!
This classic Italian-American recipe doesn’t require a master chef, anyone can make this great dinner recipe that pairs well with pasta, salads, and more!
What is the difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana?
You might be surprised to find out that they are actually the same exact thing. They’re just different names for the same dish!
With a name like “chicken parmigiana” you might also be tempted to think that this dish rolled right out of Italy but that’s not the case! It’s 100% American tho the flavors are classic Italian so it has some roots in Italy!
How do I serve this baked chicken parmesan?
We will make this baked chicken parmesan in oven and then serve it over pasta. It’s great with any of your favorite pasta but we usually use fettuccini, angel hair pasta, or regular spaghetti!
You can serve the pasta with garlic and butter or just leave it plain, whatever you prefer. You can use some sauce, regular spaghetti sauce would be fine or you can use a white sauce. The possibilities are endless!
Pair the pasta and chicken parmesan with a side salad and you’ve got a great meal that is ready in no time. Fancy enough for special occasions but easy enough for weeknight dinners, what’s not to love?!
You’ll find a lot more ideas at What to Serve with Parmesan Crusted Chicken.
Is this a crispy chicken parmesan?
This recipe for baked chicken parmesan does come out pretty crispy. The breadcrumb outer coating on this one will crisp up in the oven and make the exterior nice and crispy while the middle stays juicy and tender.
Make sure to line your baking or cooking sheets with parchment or silicone mats if you don’t want to spray them with cooking spray to be sure that you can get a nice crispy surface without burning or sticking.
If you’d prefer an Italian chicken bake without the breadcrumbs, give this Fancy Chicken a try. It’s a cheesy chicken casserole that includes spinach.
Ingredients Needed For Baked Chicken Parmesan:
This recipe is pretty simple. You will need six ingredients to make homemade chicken parmesan in the oven so check them out here. You might already have some of these on hand which makes dinner prep even easier.
Find the full amounts and nutritional info along with helpful shopping links in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to gather to make this tasty baked chicken recipe.
- Chicken breasts, pounded or cut thin
- Bread crumbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Butter, melted
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Marinara sauce
- Cooking spray
How To Cook Chicken Parmesan:
Now that you’ve seen the simple ingredients that we will need to make this easy chicken parm recipe you are probably dying to get down to business, right?! Here we go! This super simple recipe can be ready in less than an hour which makes for an easy meal time during those busy weeknights.
I love that I can make this recipe and my family gets so excited, there’s never any stress at meal times when chicken parmesan is on the menu.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray
In a shallow dish mix bread crumbs and parmesan until well combined
Brush chicken on both sides with melted butter then coat both sides with crumb/parmesan mixture
Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
Remove from oven and spread marinara sauce over each piece of chicken then sprinkle on mozzarella
Bake for an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted
Serve over pasta
Looking for more delicious chicken recipes to try?
Here are a few other recipes that are delicious, easy to make, and use chicken. If you like this baked chicken parmesan you’ll love these similar recipes. Try them out and let me know what you think!
- Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Buttered Noodles
- Southwest Pasta with Chicken
- Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Taco Chicken Casserole
- Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
Printable Recipe For Baked Chicken Parmesan:
- 4 chicken breasts, pounded or cut thin
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray
- In a shallow dish mix bread crumbs and parmesan until well combined
- Brush chicken on both sides with melted butter then coat both sides with crumb/parmesan mixture
- Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove from oven and spread marinara sauce over each piece of chicken then sprinkle on mozzarella
- Bake for an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted
- Serve over pasta
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 816mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 47g