Baked Chicken Parmesan

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This Baked Chicken Parmesan is one of the yummiest and easiest dinner ideas you’ll ever try!! Breaded chicken covered in marinara sauce and topped with melted cheese—great served over pasta!

Chicken Parmesan is one of our new favorite dinner recipes. This recipe is the most classic version, but we also love Avocado Chicken Parm, and this lighter Skinny Chicken Parmesan.

Chicken Parmesan over orzo pasta on a white plate

A dinner Recipe Everyone Loves

I LOVE Chicken recipes! I’m sure you could have guessed that if you’ve been to the site before and have tried one of the many chicken dinner recipes I have on the blog. Chicken is something we have every week, so I like to change things up a bit and keep it interesting. One of our favorites that we’ve tried recently is Baked Chicken Parmesan.

Let me tell you—it was SO easy and SO delicious!! We’ve actually had it twice since then because my family loved it so much. The best part? It takes just a few minutes of prep time!! I think I can speak for everyone when I say that delicious recipes that require little work are always the best. 😉

Raw chicken breast being breaded in panko

only a few steps

As I mentioned, this recipe is very simple, AND not too many ingredients are needed here. Just a few steps are required to make this delicious baked chicken parmesan.

BREAD & BAKE. Begin by placing your Panko, parmesan, and salt in a Ziploc bag, or a shallow dish. Dip each chicken breast into melted butter and then into the Panko mixture. Make sure the chicken gets well coated, and then place on a pan and bake it for about twenty-five minutes.

TOP & SERVE. Once the chicken is done baking, add some Ragu sauce and mozzarella cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or so until the cheese is melted. Serve on its own, or over any kind of pasta, and you’ve got a delicious meal everyone loves!

Other toppings: Once you add the sauce and cheese you can also add a layer of cooked bacon bits, ham. You can also change things up by replacing the mozzarella with provolone cheese.

Note: I bake the chicken uncovered, but if you choose to cover it, bake covered with foil for 15-20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for 10 more minutes before adding the sauce and cheese.

Using an air fryer

You can use an air fryer if you like, however, the air fryer basket isn’t very large and you’ll have to fry the chicken in batches. Heat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray the basket and place the chicken in a single layer in the basket. Make sure the chicken is not touching.

Fry for 12 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Add sauce and cheese, and fry for 3-4 minutes longer. Enjoy!

Baked Chicken Parmesan topped with Ragú sauce

What to do with Leftovers

STORING. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To freeze, place completely cooled chicken parmesan in a freezer safe airtight container freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

REHEATING. To reheat chicken parmesan, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, place the chicken in an oven safe baking dish, and cover. Bake for 15-20 minutes, remove foil, and bake for another 5 minutes to crisp up the coating.

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan on top of orzo pasta on a white plate

I seriously LOVE how this dish turned out! Like I mentioned before, we’ve already had this recipe a few times since we first made it. My kids really love Spaghetti noodles, so I’ll probably make that for the pasta next time. It really is the BEST Chicken Parmesan recipe!

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Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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This Baked Chicken Parmesan is one of the yummiest and easiest dinner ideas you'll ever try!! Breaded chicken covered in marinara sauce and topped with melted cheese—great served over pasta!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 524 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts thin
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • 1 cup Traditional Ragù Sauce (divided)
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (divided)
  • Basil
  • Orzo Pasta

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place panko, parmesan and salt in a gallon-size Ziploc bag or in a small pan. Set aside.

  3. Melt butter in a medium bowl. Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter until well coated and place in Ziploc bag. Shake until coated and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Repeat this process for each chicken breast.
  4. Spray chicken lightly with olive oil spray and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  5. While chicken is baking, cook pasta as directed on box.
  6. When chicken is done, pour about ¼ cup of Ragú Sauce onto each chicken breast along with ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese and a little bit of basil.
  7. Cook an addition 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve over warm pasta.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. You have the cutest family!!!!

    I’m dying over this dish – so much so that I’m abandoning my original chicken plans for tonight & picking up what I need while I’m out today so I can do this instead. YUM!

  2. Hi Kristyn – love your picture of your beautiful family and all the great chicken recipes. Thank you and have another great weekend!

  3. We make a lot of pasta dishes in our home. We don’t typically go out and eat Italian food. So a lot of it is done in house. Which makes this a favorite. When I have the time I like to make my own sauce.