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chicken parmesan baked in the oven

Oven Baked Parmesan Chicken

The easiest family friendly Italian dinner on the planet and absolutely delicious, too!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 825kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded or 6 slices
  • cooking spray
  • 16 oz. spaghetti noodles baked al dente


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the melted butter in a medium glass bowl.
  • Place the Italian breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and desired salt and pepper in a large shallow bowl and mix well.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter, then into the breadcrumbs to coat evenly.
  • Use the bake of a spoon to cake the panko and breadcrumbs to the butter.
  • ** Tip: Do the butter to breadcrumbs a little quick-like because the butter will get cold on the chicken and won't be as sticky.
  • Place each chicken breast on parchment paper (or sprayed) sheet pan
  • 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.


Serve over spaghetti noodles (which are included in ingredients) or serve over rice.


Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1296mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 4mg