Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken

Easy Italian-Style Baked Chicken

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 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.

Ingredients

  • 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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