Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Prep  15 min Cook  20 min Total  35 min Servings 6 Calories 264  Oven: 400 F


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large shallow bowl or on a large plate, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Set aside.
  2. Use a thin, sharp knife to slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise to create two thin fillets. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap on a cutting board, and gently pound to about 3/8-inch with a meat tenderizer.
  3. Brush both sides of the chicken fillets with mayonnaise to evenly coat. Dredge each of the chicken fillets in the breadcrumb mixture and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until cooked through and the outsides are golden and crispy.

Recipe Notes


  • Instead of garlic powder, use 1 clove of fresh garlic that’s been pressed or very finely minced instead.
  • Instead of Italian seasoned bread crumbs, use regular bread crumbs with 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning added to it.
  • Instead of mayonnaise, use 4 tablespoons melted butter instead.

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