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Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"In this lighter version of chicken Parmesan I skip the pan-frying in oil and instead bake lightly-breaded chicken breasts in the oven, then top with sauce and cheese. My family's not big on lots of sauce and cheese, so I just use a little to flavor the dish. Feel free to add more if you like, but it's excellent as-is. Serve chicken over pasta with additional sauce."
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1 h 15 m servings 395
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk water and egg together in a bowl until smooth. Combine bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, thyme, and garlic powder in a separate bowl.
  3. Dip each chicken breast in egg mixture, allowing excess egg to drip back into bowl. Coat each chicken breast in bread crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Repeat dipping each coated chicken breast in the egg mixture and the bread crumb mixture for a double-coating and place in the prepared baking dish. Spray breaded chicken breasts with cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Pour spaghetti sauce over each chicken breast and top each with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese. Continue baking until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the cheeses are melted, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you start to run out of the egg mixture, add a little more water.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 395 calories; 11.9 32.6 37.3 116 803 Full nutrition

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I hate when people say they followed a recipe but changed literally everything about it, and give a 5 star rating when the rating rates a recipe they didn't follow - at all. That being said, I a...

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It had a decent flavor, but the cook time was way too long! I checked the chicken 30 minutes into the initial 40 minute bake time and it was severely overcooked and dry.

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I hate when people say they followed a recipe but changed literally everything about it, and give a 5 star rating when the rating rates a recipe they didn't follow - at all. That being said, I a...

I followed this recipe loosely because I didn’t need quite that much. I cut the chicken into medallions to speed up the cooking process, and brined them for an hour. I didn’t bother adding wat...

This is one of the easiest recipes that I have ever made. The chicken remained so moist. The only substitution I made was fresh basil instead of dried basil because I grow it in my garden. I wil...

Great chicken parm recipe. I confess to using store bought Italian bread crumbs but my own homemade sauce. Will never fry again. My husband had no idea the chicken was baked.

Very easy to make. My 10 year old daughter made it while I gave instructions. It turned out great. Best part is she didn't like chicken until eating this dish. It is so flavorful!

Just follow the directions and you too can become a dinner time hero.

My family and I LOVED this recipe! I will definitely make this again. The only change I made was that I used milk instead of water in the egg wash and I baked it at 375° so it would be done a bi...

So quick and easy. Looks pretty on the plate as the cheeses melted with a slight crispy crust which I love. The only thing I would add next time would be salt and there will be a next time.

It turned out delicious! The only thing I might change is pounding out the chicken breast before breading them.