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baked chicken parmesan served over pasta and garnished with fresh parsley
4.67 from 9 votes
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 343.8mg15%
Carbohydrates 9.6g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 25.3g51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time:
7 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

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!

  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and prepare large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Break 2 egg whites into shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  3. Coat each side of chicken breast in egg whites and then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place each chicken breast in baking dish.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve chicken over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*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.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked chicken parmesan, easy chicken parmesan recipe, healthy chicken parmesan

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