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Crispy baked chicken fillets being generously topped with warm marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Enjoy a healthier twist on a classic with this Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe! Crispy, cheesy, and covered in savory marinara sauce, it's an easy, delicious dinner perfect for any night. 



For The Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts halved horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • Salt and pepper, as needed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten until frothy
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced or grated garlic
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: garlic and onion powder
  • Avocado or olive oil spray

For The Topping

  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese sliced or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil or parsley


  • Preheat Oven: 425°F . Lightly grease an oven tray or baking dish with non stick cooking oil spray or line with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Prepare Chicken: Between two plastic wraps, pound chicken to 1/3-inch thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Dredging Station: Set up three bowls - one with flour, one with beaten eggs+minced garlic, and one with a mix of panko, Italian breadcrumbs, Parmesan, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Bread the Chicken: Dredge each breast in flour, dip in egg, then coat with the breadcrumb mix. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Prepare Topping: Spread marinara sauce in a baking dish or tray. Make 4 mozzarella piles sized for the chicken cutlets.
  • Bake: Spray chicken with oil and bake for 12-15 mins until 165°F internally. Place the tray with sauce and cheese in oven 5 minutes after chicken; bake until cheese melts and browns (8-10 mins).
  • Assemble: Place baked cheese and sauce on chicken, or slide sauce and cheese onto the sheet pan with chicken by tilting the sauce pan.
  • Serve: Garnish with parsley (or basil) and freshly grated parmesan.



  • How to Store: Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Leftovers can be frozen and still taste great!
  • How to Reheat: First, make sure it's fully thawed. Then, heat it in a covered baking dish at 350°F for 20-25 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 351 kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1264 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 50 g
  • Cholesterol: 131 mg