Baked Parmesan Chicken – You’ll enjoy these easy to make, seasoned, baked chicken breasts with a creamy Parmesan cheese coating! Delicious, and 5 minute prep!Baked Parmesan Chicken - You'll enjoy these easy to make, seasoned, baked chicken breasts with a creamy Parmesan cheese coating! Delicious, and 5 minute prep!

A couple of nights ago I made Baked Parmesan Chicken for dinner.  I didn’t use a recipe, but just made it up as I went along.  Sometimes experimenting is the way I find a recipe to keep. The chicken took only 5 minutes to prep, then it baked in the oven while I didn’t even give it another thought (how rude of me…). How easy is that?  It was DELICIOUS.

It was one of those nights where we seriously considered “just having a bowl of cereal for dinner”. Earlier that day I thawed chicken breasts, but both my husband and I were so exhausted at dinner time after a long work day, we wanted something “simple”.

I ended up deciding to just throw the chicken breasts in the oven and let them bake… figured we needed the protein more than we needed a bowl of cereal… haha!

Anyways, the chicken turned out wonderful! I based the “recipe” (if you can call it that!) on an old recipe I have that uses mayonnaise as one of the ingredients in a wonderful dinner bread. Sounds weird, huh? But wait – it’s amazing! (Here’s the original recipe: Italian Biscuit Flat Bread).

So for this dish I went with what I thought would taste good on chicken, and poof… dinner was served, and we really liked it! Hope you will give it a try! Here’s how to make this dish:

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How To Make Baked Parmesan Chicken 

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and thyme.

Four raw seasoned chicken breasts on plate

Believe it or not, mayonnaise is spread over the entire top surface of the chicken. this helps the Parmesan to adhere to the chicken AND keeps the chicken moist (trust me… it works!)

Four chicken breasts with mayonnaise on top

Bake The Parmesan Chicken

Cover the top of the chicken with grated Parmesan cheese, then sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Throw it in the ol’ oven at this point!  SEE HOW EASY THE PREP WAS?

Chicken, covered with Parmesan cheese and spices

Baked Parmesan chicken is cooked, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  This is how it looks when it comes out of the oven. The chicken breasts should be lightly browned on top.

Chicken is baked and out of oven

And that’s it!!! One of the easiest recipes I know of!  The best part? It tastes GOOD… AND you can make the other side dishes while the chicken is baking. EASY PEASY!

We always enjoy this simple dish, especially when served with mashed potatoes and a small green salad on the side.

Baked poultry on beige plate with potatoes and salad

Hope you will give this recipe a try. It’s so easy and will save you LOTS of time fixing a yummy dinner your family will enjoy! Have a great day!

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Baked Parmesan Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
You'll enjoy these easy to make, seasoned, baked chicken breasts with a creamy Parmesan cheese coating for dinner! Delicious, and prep time is only 5 minutes!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: parmesan chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 211 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 4 chicken breasts , boneless, skinless
  • 1 dash Salt and pepper (to season chicken)
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning (to season chicken)
  • 1 dash Garlic powder (to season chicken)
  • 1 dash Thyme (dried - to season chicken)
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 dash Paprika (for garnish)
  • 1 dash Dried Parsley (for garnish)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and dried thyme. (Don't need to measure, just season the meat with a good sprinkling of each of the spices.)
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise over the entire top surface of each chicken breast, to cover.
  4. Sprinkle the top of each chicken breast with the Parmesan cheese shreds (to cover the mayonnaise). Press down the cheese if necessary, to adhere it to the mayo.
  5. Place chicken breasts into a baking pan. Bake chicken, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle top of each chicken breast with paprika and dried parsley. Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Baked Parmesan Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 433mg12%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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