Cindy's Microwave Chicken Parmesan


This is a great summer recipe. It's easy and not much mess to clean up. My family loves it! The chicken stays very moist and leftovers are yummy! Serve over your favorite pasta. I serve over linguini with Alfredo sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
4 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • 2 eggs

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar chunky marinara sauce (such as Barilla®)

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 teaspoons crushed oregano


  1. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

  2. Shake bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, and parsley flakes together in a large resealable plastic bag.

  3. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken breasts in beaten eggs; dredge in bread crumb mixture. Dip and dredge each chicken breast once more.

  4. Spray a microwave-safe dish large enough to hold chicken breasts in a single layer with cooking spray. Arrange breaded chicken breasts in the dish. Spray tops of the chicken breasts with cooking spray.

  5. Cook in the microwave at 50% power for 6 minutes. Pour marinara sauce over chicken breasts. Cover and cook at 100% power for 12 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and oregano over sauce. Cover dish and let stand until mozzarella cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

669 Calories
27g Fat
51g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 669
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 209mg 70%
Sodium 1973mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 786mg 60%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 924mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.