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baked chicken parmesan

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

  • Author: Jane
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 thin cutlets 1x


crispy chicken cutlets, marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella + basil make a classic combo


  • 1 1/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce (or your favorite red sauce, vodka sauce would be delish!)
  • handful of fresh basil (roughly chopped)
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt + pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400º
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs with dried herbs and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Seasoning your breadcrumbs is the secret to a flavorful chicken parm!
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper and both sides
  5. Dunk chicken into egg, then into panko. Press the panko into the chicken, making sure the surface of the meat is completely covered
  6. Repeat this with all of your chicken
  7. Lay breaded chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then drizzle lightly (or spray) with extra-virgin olive oil. You do not need much!
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for ten more minutes
  9. Remove chicken from the oven and layer it (I prefer a single layer) in a large baking dish
  10. Pour sauce over chicken, reserving 1/4 cup. Make sure to evenly coat. I applied approximately 1/4 cup over each piece of chicken, then smeared around with the back of a spoon
  11. Cover chicken with fresh mozzarella and the remaining sauce
  12. Place the entire dish bake into the oven on a low broil for 4-7 minutes, until the cheese becomes golden in spots and is bubbling. I recommend staying close to the oven and not walking away as the cheese can burn very quickly
  13. Buon appetito!
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven/Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

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