This Healthyish baked chicken parmesan recipe is light and satisfying. The breaded cutlets are juicy, tender and perfectly crispy on the outside. Topped with just the right amount of marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, these breaded chicken cutlets are a weeknight win.

Option to serve these cutlets over a bed of al dente cooked pasta. Another option is to top everything with an easy to make arugula salad. Simply combine arugula, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a mixing bowl. Toss until well combined and add the salad on top of the baked chicken parmesan cutlets.

Baked Chicken Parmesan – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Slice your chicken breasts in half lengthwise. This technique is also known as butterflying. You’ll end up with 4 thin halves.

Next, place the chicken in a bag and gently pound it. Pounding the chicken will make it more tender and allows it to cook more quickly and evenly.

Then, you’ll whisk an egg and brush the egg on both sides of the pounded chicken.

Run the chicken through the breading mixture and place it on a baking tray that’s been sprayed with olive oil baking spray.

Once all four pieces are on the tray, spray the top of the chicken with the olive oil cooking spray.

Bake for 20 minutes and flip the chicken. Bake for another 5-6 minutes before adding 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce on top of each piece.

Next, add 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella on top of each piece and place it back in the oven.

Broil for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is heated and the cheese is melted.

Serve with cooked pasta and a light arugula salad.

Baked Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

Chicken breasts – for this recipe, I used Smart Chicken’s organic chicken breasts. They are exclusively fed a certified organic, certified non-GMO diet, and are never given antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. The program is certified humane by HFAC (Humane Farm Animal Care) and every chicken is free to roam, with access to outdoor pastures. All Smart Chicken is pure air chilled, without added water.

Egg – Gently whisk one egg in a small bowl and brush the egg over the prepared chicken.

Breading – Combine panko breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, salt and black pepper on a plate. Mix well.

Marinara Sauce – Use Delallo Food’s pomodoro marinara sauce for this recipe. It’s the perfect sauce to top this dish with. It’s bright, smooth and delicious.

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – Use shredded mozzarella cheese for this recipe. It melts quickly and tastes amazing. Option to use a thin slice of whole mozzarella instead.

Optional items – Option to make an easy arugula salad to serve over this breaded chicken parmesan recipe. Simply combine arugula, lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt. You can also serve this dish on a bed of al dente linguini.

Baked Chicken Parmesan – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through. This recipe makes 4 servings. Please see nutritional information below.

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Baked Chicken Parmesan

This Healthyish baked chicken parmesan recipe is light and satisfying. The breaded cutlets are juicy, tender and perfectly crispy on the outside. Topped with just the right amount of marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, these breaded chicken cutlets are a weeknight win.
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Ingredients

Breading mixture

  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Egg wash

  • 1 egg

Toppings

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup marinara

Equipment

  • baking tray

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Slice your chicken breasts in half lengthwise. This technique is known as butterflying. You’ll end up with 4 thin halves.
  • Next, place the chicken in a bag and gently pound it. Pounding the chicken will make it tender and allows it to cook more quickly and evenly.
  • Then, you’ll whisk an egg and brush the egg on both sides of the pounded chicken.
  • On a separate plate, combine the panko, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Run the chicken through the breading mixture and place it on a baking tray that’s been sprayed with olive oil baking spray.
  • Once all four pieces are breaded and placed on the tray, spray the top of the chicken with the olive oil cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and flip the chicken. Bake for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Next, spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce on top of each piece of chicken.
  • Then, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella on top of each piece and place it back in the oven.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is heated and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with cooked pasta and a light arugula salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 57g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 203mg, Sodium: 1041mg, Potassium: 1008mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 428IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 2mg