Parmesan Coated Baked Chicken

Parmesan Coated Baked Chicken

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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
931 Calories
51g Fat
15g Carbs
95g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 931
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 496mg 165%
Sodium 632mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 95g
Calcium 230mg 18%
*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.)

Italian salad dressing provides the flavorful marinade for this chicken. The chicken is coated with a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, then it is oven fried to perfection.

This chicken is marinated in the refrigerator for 4 hours, so plan to start preparation early. 


  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces (bone-in thighs, legs or leg quarters, bone-in breasts)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs, plain
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour salad dressing into a large food storage bag or large non-reactive container; add the chicken pieces and turn to coat well.

  2. Seal bag or cover the container and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning occasionally. Drain and discard the marinade.

  3. Combine egg and water in a shallow bowl.

  4. In a wide, shallow bowl or food storage bag, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika.

  5. Dip chicken into the egg mixture, shake off excess, then coat with bread crumb mixture.

  6. Place chicken in a lightly greased baking dish. Spoon remaining salad dressing over the coated chicken, if desired.

  7. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

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