Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

The chicken will cook evenly if you pound it to an even thickness. For easy cleanup, you can do all the flouring and breading on a long sheet of wax paper. It’s best to shred your own mozzarella – the pre-shredded stuff doesn’t melt as well. My Italian seasoning is a mix of dried basil, rosemary, marjoram, sage & oregano. While the chicken cooks you can make my quick & easy red sauce.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (6-7 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste

  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease the foil with olive oil. (foil is only to save cleanup)
  2. Cut chicken breasts in half and place each piece between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet to 1/2-inch thickness. You should have four ½-inch thick cutlets.
  3. Lay down a long sheet of wax paper. At one end combine flour with salt & pepper. At the other end combine the crumbs with seasoning, parsley and Parmesan. Put a bowl in the middle for the egg whites.
  4. Dip each cutlet into flour mixture, then egg whites, then crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake about 20 minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Remove from oven, top each cutlet with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella. Return to oven & bake for about 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with pasta and more marinara sauce.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

10 Comments on "Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan"

  1. Ann

    I’m making your chicken Parmesan at the moment. So glad my daughter told me about your blog! Now we can eat good food but stay healthy too. I also love your sense of humor

  2. Beth

    Loved this recipe for chicken! I can’t explain what a find you were to the way of cooking. I have fallen into “all your recipes” and we are eating healthier because of you. Thank You!

  3. Sandy

    Hi Jenny:
    Love your recipes. I am also a Londoner. Haven’t been home for awhile and miss it a bit. Thanks for the great website. Huge hit.


  4. john

    fantastic job, your demos are great and love your sense of humor. recipes are great.

  5. Rhonda

    I love Chicken Parmesan. Really good photo. Looks sooo tasty. I will have to try this with family. I’ve been impressive with my cooking through the holidays and I’m sure they will love this. I know I will. Looks delicious, Jenny…

  6. Carol

    I just love the way u cook,im very happy to have found you. Thank you

  7. tracy

    Jenny, I LOVE your recipes….this will be on the menu for Saturday. I have to tell you something. A few years ago my husband bought me a nice stand mixer that untll recently has been a ‘countertop decoration’. Not until your pizza crust recipe have I felt any desire to ‘get it out’ and use it. I’ve been making your pizza for a few weeks now (love this crust) and am truly thankful for having found your recipe. I feel like a new woman LOL I actually USE my Kitchenaid now.. 🙂 thanks for all your wonderful posts, recipes and videos.

  8. Joyce

    Jenny … made this recipe and it came out delicious. I’m having
    company next week and will make it again. Thanks you’re the best.


    Yummy! I’m very happy to be apart of your email.

  10. Ann

    Oh YUM! Sure to be a huge hit at my house.

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