Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken

breaded chicken parmesan

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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Yields: 4 chicken breasts

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.

  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.

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

  5. Dip the chicken breasts into the beaten eggs.

  6. Coat the chicken thoroughly with the breadcrumb mixture.

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

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

  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.

  10. Serve and enjoy.