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!

chicken parmesan



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 9x13 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!

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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  1. Cranberry+Morning posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:24 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy it!! It is simple and delicious!

  2. Amy@theidearoom posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm (#

    Looks amazing! Pinned!

  3. jen@eighteen25 posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm (#

    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. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#

      Thanks Jen! You can totally pull it off and you will have a delicious and simple meal! :)

  4. Miranda posted on March 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm (#

      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!

  5. Kim posted on March 25, 2014 at 7:21 am (#

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

  6. heather posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:19 am (#

    This looks aaaamazing!!

  7. Jan posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm (#

    Sounds good. Will have to fix this for supper.

  8. Katie posted on March 29, 2014 at 11:13 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm (#

      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! :)

  9. Stacia posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:01 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm (#

      I’m so glad your family enjoyed this recipe Stacia! My two kids love it too! Thanks for your comment. :)

  10. Jen posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm (#

    When you say flatten, how flat are we talking?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm (#

      About 1/2 inch thick! :)