Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan | Real Housemoms |  #chicken


My husband LOVES Chicken Parmesan.  Every time I make it for him he tells me I can make it for him everyday and he’d be fine.  He’s so funny.  When he likes something if no one intervenes he would eat it everyday, over and over until the end of time. :)  I on the other hand like variety or I’ll get bored.

I’ve been thinking about what I can make for Valentine’s Day dinner.  It has to be one of his favorites and it has to pass the picky eater test.  We will be home with the kids so it’s got to be a crowd pleaser.

I’m doing an 8 week get healthy challenge and so I’ve been looking for meals that are slimmed down.  I came across through Pinterest and have loved everything I’ve made.  Gina has so many family favorites that have been lightened up and the website is so easy to navigate.  I started with her recipe and then made it my own and my family loved it.

***Update*** The recipe originally posted with a typo.  It calls for 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese not 14 cups! :)

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Baked Chicken Parmesan
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This Baked Chicken Parmesan is perfect for families. It is delicious and much more friendly on your waistline.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
  • 4 large chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 8 thin breasts
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c panko bread crumbs
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 T butter, melted
  • 3/4 reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 c marinara sauce
  • cooking spray
  1. pre heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. combine bread crumbs, panko, basil. oregano, pepper, salt, Parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl
  3. in a small bowl melt butter
  4. dip chicken breast in butter
  5. dredge in bread crumb mixture
  6. spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place chicken on baking sheet
  7. spray tops of chicken with more cooking spray
  8. place in oven and cook for 10 min then flip
  9. bake another 5 min then add 1 T of marinara to top of chicken with 1 1/2 T mozzarella and return to over for final 5 min
  10. serve with salad or your favorite pasta



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    • says

      LOL! You can totally eat this during the challenge. I’ve been eating it. The family likes it and they don’t feel like they are eating “diet” food. That way I don’t have to make 2 dinners. :)

  1. says

    I’m new fan and love your recipes. This baked chicken parmesan is what I’ve been looking for and finally found it. Will make it this Sunday for mother’s day dinner, my mom’s favorite. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe…Have a Happy Mother’s day to you and to all !!!

  2. Erin says

    Thanks for this work derail recipe
    It was mothers day in Australia yesterday so I made this for my 4 kids and hubby.
    Will be doing it again amazing

  3. yolanda metott says

    My whole family loved this. I was very happy that both kids gobbled it up! So easy to make and quick! Thanks.

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