Baked Chicken Parmesan

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Chicken, Cooking, Dinner, Featured, For kids, Pasta

This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes!  It is so easy and quick to make but tastes and looks like you spent a lot of time on it.  This is the same recipe I use to make plain breaded chicken, so if you have picky eaters in your family you could leave off the sauce and cheese and make them a plain breaded chicken breast.  I put mine over linguine noodles with some extra marinara sauce, but if you’re trying to be healthier you could just eat the chicken breast with a plate of steamed veggies.  Make sure you follow the baking instructions, that’s what gives it the crisp breading!  Try it out this weekend!

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Baked Chicken Parmesan

(serves 4)

4-5 thin sliced chicken breast (or you can buy breast and slice your own but this is much easier!)

3/4 cup of Italian breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Dash of salt

4 tablespoons of butter, melted

Jar of your favorite marinara

About a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Cooking spray

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and  lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  (I used olive oil spray)  In a medium bowl stir together bread crumbs, parmesan and salt until combined.  Set up an assembly line with chicken, melted butter, bread crumb mixture, and your baking sheet.  Dip chicken breasts in butter so both sides get a light coat, then dip in bread crumbs.  Make sure chicken gets a good coating of bread crumbs on both sides, then place on the baking sheet.  Continue with remaining chicken breasts.  Spray tops lightly with cooking spray and put in the oven for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes, or until they are cooked through.  (it may take a little longer if yours are thicker, mine took exactly 20 minutes total) Use a large spoon to smooth some marinara sauce on each breast, then top with about a tablespoon of cheese.  Put back in the oven just until the cheese is melted, don’t leave them because it will melt quickly!  Serve immediately.

 

Source: Slightly adapted from http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/04/baked-chicken-parmesan.html

 

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