Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Enjoy a tasty and hassle-free meal with this Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe. Tender chicken breasts are coated in a crispy breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, then baked to perfection. Topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese, this dish is sure to be a family favorite. Serve it with pasta or a salad for a complete meal that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
  3. Dip each chicken breast into the beaten eggs, then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Place the coated chicken breasts on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden and crispy.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and spoon marinara sauce evenly over each breast.
  7. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  8. Return the chicken to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Chicken Parmesan is a popular Italian-American dish that originated in the United States.
  • Traditionally, Chicken Parmesan is made by frying breaded chicken cutlets and then baking them with marinara sauce and cheese.
  • This quick baked version of Chicken Parmesan is a healthier alternative to the traditional fried method.