Breaded chicken breasts with spaghetti sauce and cheese
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Baked Chicken Parmesan

Easy baked chicken parmesan has a garlic parmesan crust and is smothered in rich tomato sauce. Top with cheese and bake in the oven for a delicious dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, italian chicken, italian recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (for browning the chicken)

For the Parmesan Breading:

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Milk Dip:

  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup freshly snipped basil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Flatten Chicken:

  • The chicken breasts we used were large (3 chicken breasts = 2 1/3 pounds). If the chicken breasts you are using are also large cut them in half to get 6 pieces.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a zippered bag. Use the side of a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken breasts to 1/2" thickness throughout so they cook evenly.

Bread the Chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Place milk in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip chicken in milk, then roll it in the crumb mixture.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, place the chicken pieces in the skillet and cook until browned on each side (about 2 minutes per side).
  • Place the chicken in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover the pan loosely with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and top the chicken with tomato sauce, provolone, fresh mozzarella and basil. Bake uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the chicken tests done. The baking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken, so be sure to check it to make sure it is thoroughly cooked. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • After baking top with the remaining parmesan cheese.



The calories shown are based on one piece of chicken with the sauce and cheese toppings. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1155mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 1.8mg