Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken

Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yields: 4 chicken breasts
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
608 Calories
31g Fat
26g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 608
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 294mg 98%
Sodium 1231mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 312mg 24%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 489mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious and easy baked chicken recipe is a simple Parmesan- and breadcrumb-coated chicken with a surprising and tasty butter and Italian dressing drizzle, baked to perfection. For extra flavor, use garlic-seasoned or Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs.

Make this baked chicken for any night of the week, or serve on a busy weekend. Serve it with hot cooked rice or angel hair pasta with a little marinara and a tossed salad or sliced fresh tomatoes.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup fine dry Italian breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken ingredients

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  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels.

    pat chicken dry with paper towel

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  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.

    whisk eggs in a bowl

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  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cheese and breadcrumbs.

    combine the cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl

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  5. Dip the chicken breasts into the beaten eggs.

    dip chicken into eggs

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  6. Coat the chicken thoroughly with the breadcrumb mixture.

    dip chicken into the breadcrumb mixture

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  7. Place the breaded chicken on a greased baking sheet.

    chicken on a baking sheet

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  8. Drizzle with salad dressing, then the melted butter.

    chicken drizzled with salad dressing and melted butter

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  9. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the crust is golden brown. The safe minimum internal temperature for chicken is 165 F. Serve and enjoy.

    Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken on a baking pan

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