Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Herb Coating

Chicken Baked With Herbs

Diana Rattray / The Spruce Eats

  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1052 Calories
64g Fat
17g Carbs
96g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1052
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 82%
Saturated Fat 24g 118%
Cholesterol 332mg 111%
Sodium 614mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 96g
Calcium 215mg 17%
*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.)

A mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and herbs flavor these baked chicken breasts. Feel free to replace the fine breadcrumbs with panko crumbs for a crispier coating. 

For garlic flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the breadcrumb mixture. Replace the oregano and thyme with 1 teaspoon of Italian herb blend if you'd like.

Serve the chicken with mashed or baked potatoes and a salad or steamed vegetables.


  • 3 pounds split chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts)
  • 3/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (crumbled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter (cut into small pieces)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Remove skin from the chicken.

  3. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, salt, oregano, thyme, and pepper.

  4. Dip the chicken in melted butter. Coat the chicken with crumb mixture. Arrange chicken in a single layer, not touching, in a greased shallow baking dish. Dot the chicken with the butter pieces.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until chicken is tender.

  6. According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for poultry is 165 F. If unsure, check the chicken with a food thermometer inserted into the thickest parts -- not touching bone.