Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Thighs


Juicy chicken thighs are topped with a Parmesan-panko mixture, which ensures a crispy, crunchy crust. I normally prefer to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese in my dishes, however I find the shaker-style grated Parmesan works best in this recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 (6 ounce) bone-in, skin on chicken thighs

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine Parmesan cheese, panko, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl and set aside.

  3. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Brush skin liberally with mayonnaise. Press each thigh, skin-side down, into crumb mixture. Place thighs on baking sheet, skin-side up, and mist lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 35 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
30g Fat
6g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* 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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