This easy Parmesan chicken recipe layers mayo, bread crumbs, and high heat to make it crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.
Course Main Course
Keyword chicken parmesan
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
3boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1cupseasoned Italian breadcrumbs
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
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.
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.
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.
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.