Mexican Chicken Parmesan

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A Mexican twist on chicken Parmesan.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 chicken breasts


  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon chile powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ pound Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups red chile sauce

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix cornmeal, cumin, chile, and salt together in a bowl. Beat egg in a shallow bowl. Dip each piece of chicken in the cornmeal, then in the egg, then back in the cornmeal.

  3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a baking dish and top with sliced Monterey Jack cheese. Cover with chile sauce.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Serve each piece with some crumbled cotija on top.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute panela cheese for the Monterey Jack, if preferred.

Some people prefer to pound out the chicken breasts to cut down on cook time. Thicker pieces of chicken may take longer to cook.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 54mg 270%
Calcium 226mg 17%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 423mg 9%

* 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.

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