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With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it’s oven-ready in minutes!

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!

Chicken meals are a favorite of mine, for getting plenty of lean protein. Plain baked chicken can get pretty boring, though. I often experiment with toppings and seasonings, but I only share the best of the best. This baked Italian chicken, folks, is definitely the BEST!

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!

Simply dip chicken in egg whites and then a Parmesan cheese and seasoning mixture.

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!

Next, place chicken in baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle any remaining cheese mixture over the top. Easy as that!

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!

Bake for about 25 minutes. This baked Italian chicken pairs well with a variety of side dishes. For a light, yet satisfying dinner I enjoy the chicken with a side salad or roasted Brussels sprouts.

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!
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Baked Italian Chicken

With a flavorful coating of Parmesan cheese and seasonings, Baked Italian Chicken is not only juicy and delish, but it's oven-ready in minutes!
Author: Kim

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, fat free
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast, boneless/skinless, raw
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash and mince parsley; peel and mince garlic.
  • Combine parsley, garlic, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, black pepper and red pepper in a pie pan or shallow dish.
  • Dip chicken pieces into beaten egg whites and then into cheese mixture.
  • Place chicken in a shallow baking pan lightly coated with cooking spray.
  • Drizzle olive oil over chicken, and sprinkle with any remaining cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until tender and no longer pink inside.
  • Serve immediately with a tossed salad, steamed broccoli and herb roasted potato wedges, if desired.

Notes

This baked Italian chicken pairs well with a variety of side dishes. For a light, yet satisfying dinner I enjoy the chicken with a side salad or roasted Brussels sprouts.
Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Protein: 26.1g, Fat: 4.2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 202.4mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 0.1g

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