Easy baked chicken parmesan recipe


Easy baked chicken parmesan topped with fresh mozzarella and basil. A quick and easy meal your whole family will love!

One of my husbands all time favorite meals is chicken parmesan. He always orders it if we’re eating out at an Italian restaurant. I’ve made quite a few different versions at home and like my baked chicken parmesan best. It’s healthier than frying it in butter and is also way easier to throw together. You could of course always make your own homemade bread crumbs for a unique flavor, but I usually just buy some from the store. You can also sprinkle on some grated mozzarella instead of using slices if you’re looking to cut down on calories. I however love the cheese just oozing off the sides! YUM!

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Chicken parmesan


  • 4 pieces boneless chicken breast
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1 jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella (sliced about 1/4 inch thick)
  • Fresh basil or oregano (optional)
  • 1 box angel hair pasta or spaghetti


Pre-heat oven to 400°. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Place chicken in a zip lock bag and flatten chicken with a rolling pin.
Place egg in a bowl and whisk together with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken in the egg and then place in the bread crumbs and cover the chicken.
Next place chicken in the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Sometimes I will flip the chicken half way through to brown each side.
Cook your pasta according to package directions.
Remove chicken from oven after it is cooked and spoon sauce on top of the chicken and top with parmesan and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Top with fresh basil or oregano.
Serve with angel hair pasta or spaghetti. Enjoy!

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Easy baked chicken parmesan topped with fresh mozzarella and basil. A quick and easy meal your whole family will love!


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 comments on “Easy baked chicken parmesan recipe”

  1. Sounds wonderful! This just might be on our supper menu tonight! Thanks. :-)

  2. I agree with Amy! This looks amazing and sounds like something I can even pull off. haha. Yes, I am that terrible of a cook. :)

  3. How do you keep your chicken from creating a lot of juice and being soggy. This is my main problem with baking my own chicken with any kind of batter.

    • Hi Miranda! I had the same problem before, but with this recipe you just add the sauce during the last 5 minutes of baking time. It came out perfectly for me. You could even heat it separately and add it onto the plate. Enjoy!

  4. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  5. This looks aaaamazing!!

  6. Sounds good. Will have to fix this for supper.

  7. Hi I made this the other night. How do you get the breaking to brown? I was skeptical that it would work since there was no oil to brown it and as expected, the chicken was cooked but the breaking was not brown nor crispy. I fixed it by finishing off the chicken in a pan with oil. Then it looked and tasted delicious. I’m just not sure how you get the breaking to brown with no oil. It didn’t work for me!

    • Hi Katie! If my chicken isn’t browning, I will broil it for 1-2 minutes and that usually does the trick! Great idea to finish it with oil if you want it crispy! :)

  8. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Hubby agreed it tastes better this way. Not to mention easier with two little ones! Thanks for posting!

  9. When you say flatten, how flat are we talking?

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