Baked Chicken Parmesana

I love this recipe. I’ve been making it forever. No frying involved! Don’t get me wrong, I love fried food! But it’s no good if you’re trying to eat healthy and watch your weight. So how do you create a delectable crispy chicken crust without frying? Panko! Well, that’s the short answer, there’s a little more to it but this meal is rocking! Great for families, single living, and couples. It also keeps perfectly for leftovers the next day.

Baked Chicken Parmesana. A crispy no fry version of this classic dish. Super easy, chicken is always crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Small Town Girl Blog

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 box thin spaghetti or angel hair noodles
  • 1 can of your fav marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded or fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded or fresh parmesan (divided)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

 Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

Instructions

 Preheat Oven to 375

Cook noodles according to box instructions

Set up your breading station:

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Mix 1: combine flour, garlic powder, and Italian herb seasoning

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Mix 2: a bowl with both eggs beaten and milk

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Mix 3: combine Panko, Italian bread crumbs, and 1/2 cup parmesan. One time, on accident, I was running low on Panko so I added the bread crumbs to make up for the amount of coating needing. It seems to help the coating stick better to the chicken than just plain Panko. This shift took this dish to a whole new level of epic!

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Butterfly cut each chicken breast to make 4 very thin 1/2 breasts.

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Dip each piece of chicken in order: Mix 1, Mix 2, Mix 3

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Lay on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes

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FYI: It will get messy!

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Take out chicken, flip, cook for an additional 7 minutes

Take out the chicken one more time, flip, and ladel marinara sauce over the chicken

Top with mozzarella and the other 1/2 cup of parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesana. A crispy no fry version of this classic dish. Super easy, chicken is always crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Small Town Girl Blog

Broil on low for 5 minutes to melt cheese

Baked Chicken Parmesana. A crispy no fry version of this classic dish. Super easy, chicken is always crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Small Town Girl Blog

Enjoy!

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