Healthier Baked Parmesan Chicken |

Healthier Baked Parmesan Chicken

  • Author: Kelley
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


A lightened up baked chicken recipe with parmesan and bread crumbs.


  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken cutlets (about 45 small breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Put the olive oil and melted butter in a small bowl.
  3. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, chopped parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Brush each cutlet with some of the olive oil an butter mixture. I think a pastry brush works for best for this. Dredge each cutlet in the parmesan/bread crumb mixture. Gently press onto each side.
  5. Place chicken on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment. Repeat with all the chicken cutlets. Drizzle any extra olive oil/butter over the chicken.
  6. Bake chicken in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. If chicken isn’t browned on top, use the broiler to brown the chicken for 1-2 minutes until golden.
  7. Serve with slices of lemon.