Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast, pounded to ½-inch thick
  • 3 cups prepared marinara
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Preheat to 450°F (230°C). Place a rimmed baking sheet on the lowest oven rack.
  2. Mix flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and Italian seasoning together in a separate shallow bowl.
  3. Dip a single piece of chicken into the eggs to coat, allowing excess to drip back into bowl; dredge in the flour mixture. Dip the chicken again into the eggs and then dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Transfer chicken to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken pieces, keeping the finished pieces from touching on the plate.
  4. Carefully remove preheated baking sheet from oven and generously brush with olive oil.
  5. Transfer chicken pieces to baking sheet and return to bottom rack of preheated oven. Roast until the coating on the chicken browns, 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. While the chicken roasts, bring marinara sauce to a simmer in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat.
  7. Lay the roasted chicken pieces into the marinara sauce. Top each piece with mozzarella cheese and bake in hot oven until cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes. Garnish with basil to serve.
Mealthy tip:

When compared to other cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in fat and sodium and higher in vitamins and minerals. It contains 19 of 21 amino acids the body needs, and a 1-ounce serving provides as much as 30 percent of a person's RDA for calcium.

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October 30, 2017 at 6:42pm

Sarah Miller says:

Mine turned out quite delicious! I followed the videos instructions more than the written ones (specifically how the chicken was coated) and cooked the chicken for a little longer than directed just in case. It came out quite tender and juicy! I also used spicy marinara (at my partner's behest) which added a nice accent to the dish. Overall it was fairly simple and worth a go!

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October 26, 2017 at 3:57pm

Katie Hason says:

We made this recipe twice in one week! That's how good it is. Not only is it easy to make, but the ingredients are simple which I love! This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time, but want something healthy.

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September 05, 2017 at 1:54am

Steve Failows says:

quick and easy - just how I like it! this dish was delicious and great for the lunch the next day.