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Baked Parmesan crusted chicken on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This crispy baked Parmesan crusted chicken is juicy on the inside with a crunchy coating of butter, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan and parsley.


Units Scale
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (58 oz. each)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped / parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Pound the chicken to 1/2″ thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  2. Combine melted butter, olive oil and paprika in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Do a taste test and adjust breadcrumb seasoning to taste.
  3. Dip the chicken in the butter, then dredge through the seasoned breadcrumbs. Pat in any excess breadcrumbs for maximum coverage.
  4. Transfer chicken to a baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper and spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and internal temperature reads 165°F.
  6. Remove and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins