Baked Parmesan Chicken

Baked Parmesan Chicken
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The crisp coating on this chicken is livened up with Parmesan, parsley, and oregano before it’s baked to golden perfection. You can bake the chicken in an oven or an air fryer. Whole-grain pasta topped with Italian Salsa Salad would complete the meal deliciously and nutritiously.
  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    18 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 oz chicken
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 oz chicken
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 115mg
  • Sodium 130mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 1g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 27g
  • Potassium 260mg
  • Phosphorus 230mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 4 Lean protein



  • egg
  • water
    1 tbsp
  • olive oil
    2 tsp
  • whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
    1/3 cup
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    1/3 cup
  • minced fresh parsley
    2 tbsp
  • dried oregano
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 4 (4-oz) portions and flattened to 1/4-inch thickness)
    1 lbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 13 × 9 × 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, water, and oil. In a separate shallow dish or pie pan, stir together the remaining ingredients except the chicken. Set the dishes and baking dish in a row, assembly-line fashion. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the crumb mixture, turning to coat at each step and gently shaking off any excess. Using your fingertips, gently press the coating mixture so it adheres to the chicken. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the baking dish. Lightly spray the chicken with cooking spray.

  3. Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the top coating is golden brown.

  4. Air Fryer Variation: Prepare the chicken as directed, through step 2. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray for 2 seconds. Place the chicken in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 375°F. and air fry for 7 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces. Spray for 1 second with cooking spray. Air fry for an additional 7 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is done and a meat thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F. Do not crowd the chicken. If your air fryer basket is smaller it is better to cook half of the chicken, then repeat with the remaining chicken.

  • Recommended

    This was delicious! I made it on chicken tenders in the air fryer, and they came out great. The Italian seasonings are perfect.

  • Recommended

    I made this last night and it was AMAZING! Even my kids kept asking for more. The only thing I did differently was that I double coated the chicken (dipping in the egg, the panko/parmesan mix then back in the egg and once more in the panko/parmesan) I will be adding this into our regular line up from now on.

  • Recommended

    This was okay just lacking flavor, I was expecting this to taste so much better than it was, next time I'll try frying it in a little bit of oil and adding more herbs or something