Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

If you’re looking for a way to switch up your chicken dinners, this Baked Lemon Parmesan Crusted Chicken will not disappoint you! Chicken breasts breaded in a parmesan crust, with the perfect hint of lemon, and oven baked to perfection – crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

My family loves chicken for dinner! We don’t eat a lot of beef or pork, so chicken, turkey, and fish are our main sources of protein. I love that chicken is so versatile and easy to cook! It’s great in everything from tacos to stir fries, and my kids love it. Baked Parmesan chicken breasts are one of my favorite main dishes, and I love coming up with new flavor combinations. For this recipe, we decided to add a little bit of lemon and created Baked Lemon Parmesan Crusted Chicken!

This baked lemon parmesan chicken is fantastic! It has a crisp lemon and parmesan coating on the outside, and the chicken is tender and flavorful on the inside. Believe it or not, it was a hit with the whole family, even the kids! Best of all, it’s super easy to make, and perfect for a busy weeknight!

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

How to Make Lemon Parmesan Chicken:

Like I said, it’s super simple to make. All you have to do is:

  1. Prepare your chicken breasts by letting them sit in a mixture of beaten eggs and lemon juice to soak in some lemon flavor.
  2. Dip the chicken in a mixture of bread crumbs, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese and place the chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil, and spray with cooking spray. The cooking spray helps them get crisp and golden brown in the oven.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Flip each piece of chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes until they are crispy and brown (and smelling delicious!!)

Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe

I like to serve them with a lemon slice on top to add a little extra lemon flavor. As I mentioned before, these lemon parmesan baked chicken breasts are so tender and flavorful, and they were a huge hit with the whole family! This is definitely one that we’ll make again and again!

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Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

5 from 2 votes

If you're looking for a way to switch up your chicken dinners, this Baked Lemon Parmesan Chicken will not disappoint you! Chicken breasts breaded in a parmesan crust, with the perfect hint of lemon, and oven baked to perfection - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 415 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • fresh lemon slices for serving

Instructions

  1. Trim the chicken and cut into serving-size pieces. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and lemon juice. Place the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, cover, and refrigerate thirty minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and set aside.

  3. In a shallow dish, whisk together the bread crumbs, parmesan, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Dip the chicken pieces into the bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.

  4. Bake 15 minutes, flip, and bake an additional 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Serve with fresh lemon slices.

This chicken looks like it will be a hit with my family! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe, Alicia! Go visit Alicia over at The Baker Upstairs for more delicious recipes! 

Author

Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for a bunch of friends for dinner last night and it was so good – everyone loved it! I had panko on hand instead of bread crumbs and chicken cutlets instead of breasts but it worked just as well I think! Thanks for the recipe, definitely one I’ll make again (probably soon).

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out great! Its so nice to find a recipe that is so simple and tastes so great. These will be made often. Thank you!