easy baked chicken parmesan
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Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a quick and satisfying meal made better for you. This healthy chicken parmesan recipe is so simple to put together. It's hard to beat comfort food like this.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 404kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken cutlets (8 cutlets)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk, any variety
  • 1 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 oz shaved Parmesan (or grated or shredded)
  • 12 oz marinara sauce (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add eggs and milk to a shallow bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Stir together breadcrumbs and garlic powder in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dip each chicken cutlet in the egg mixture, then press into the breadcrumbs to coat both sides completely. Place breaded chicken cutlets equally-spaced apart on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Evenly scatter the shaved Parmesan over top of the chicken cutlets, then cover with the marinara sauce (about 3 tbsp per cutlet). Top each cutlet with shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked (no longer pink and the center of the thickest piece reaches 165°F). Garnish with Italian herbs like basil, parsley, etc.

Notes

The cook time listed in this recipe is for store-purchased cutlets, and not ones I cut down from breasts. Since thickness (and cook time) can vary, check to see that your chicken is done when no longer pink inside and the temperature in the thickest part reaches at least 165°F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cutlet | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.5g | Protein: 44.9g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.5mg