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Baked Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan is the best healthy alternative to a fried meal. It is easy to prepare, resulting in tender, juicy and flavorful meat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Baked Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 216kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3 medium-large skinless/boneless chicken breasts sliced into cutlets or use smaller chicken breasts
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Chicken Crust:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup regular bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Dip Mix:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Fresh chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a large baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. If desired, for extra crispiness to bake the chicken you can place a cooling rack inside a baking dish.
  • In a large shallow bowl, combine all the "Chicken Crust" ingredients.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk.
  • Place chicken cutlets on a cutting board and using a flat meat mallet or rolling pin, pound it to flatten it.
  • Take each chicken cutlet and dip it into the egg mixture, shake to drain and roll it into the bread crumbs mixture. Cover it very well in bread crumbs. Place the chicken into the prepared baking dish (or onto the cooling rack).
  • Spray the top of each chicken cutlet with vegetable oil spray and bake it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, it should look golden brown and crispy.
  • Top each chicken cutlet with a few tablespoons of marinara sauce, add the rest to the baking dish. Top each cutlet with some shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve.



Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1082mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 2mg