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baked chicken parmesan served over pasta and garnished with fresh parsley

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Quick and easy baked chicken parmesan is a classic Italian favorite made healthier in this flavorful recipe. Lightly breaded and baked with an easy marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese in less than 30 minutes! Serve it up with pasta, crusty garlic bread and a classic Italian salad for a family favorite dinner in a hurry!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked chicken parmesan, easy chicken parmesan recipe, healthy chicken parmesan
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 256
Author Kim Lee


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pound(s) chicken breast, halved or thinly sliced*
  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs**
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese + about 6 more tablespoons for chicken topping
  • 3/4 cup low-sugar marinara sauce*** + more for serving over pasta if desired
  • 1 package of your favorite spaghetti, prepared according to package instructions


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and prepare large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Break 2 egg whites into shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Coat each side of chicken breast in egg whites and then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place each chicken breast in baking dish.
  • Bake at 450 degrees F. for about 18 mins. Top with about 2 tablespoons marinara and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese; bake until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve chicken over your favorite pasta and enjoy!


*My chicken breast was 1.4 lbs and 3 chicken breasts. I butterflied them (sliced them in half, vertically, to make 6 thin pieces).
**I used seasoned gluten-free crouton crumbs. If you're not using preseasoned bread crumbs, I would suggest adding about 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning to the mixture.
***Use your favorite marinara sauce or my delicious homemade version.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 343.8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.9g