Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Now that the kids are back in school, all the after-school activities are in full swing. Whether it’s sports or piano practice, it doesn’t leave much time for dinner prep.   

One of the midweek meals I rely on often is Baked Chicken Parmesan. It’s fast, delicious and goes well with so many different sides. I usually serve it alongside Fettuccine Alfredo, a green salad and garlic bread.  It’s so versatile and extremely easy to make.

Helpful Hint:  When I’m rushed even more than usual, I buy Alfredo Sauce in a jar instead of making it from scratch.  My family can’t tell the difference.

I won’t name names, but I have a few picky eaters in my family. This is one chicken dish that they all agree on so its frequently my go-to meal when I’m short on time. 

As a matter of fact, I made Baked Chicken Parmesan for dinner a couple of nights ago and my family went on and on about how good it was.  It’s tender, juicy and crunchy.  My son said, “The seasoning on this chicken is perfect.”  Well, thank you very much.

If you have company drop by unexpectedly, this is the perfect meal as well. It doesn’t get any easier, yet it looks and tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day.

Helpful Hint:  The recipe calls for boneless chicken breasts, but you can also use boneless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

The chicken needs to be thin to cook evenly and quickly, so I always pound it with a meat mallet.  Place 2 pieces of chicken in a large freezer bag.  Make sure the chicken is flat and not rolled up. Pound with a meat mallet until thin.  Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Baked Chicken Parm

Melt butter and mix with sour cream.  Dip chicken in butter/sour cream mixture, then in parmesan cheese.  Place on baking pan that’s been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Baked Chicken Parm

Baked Chicken Parmesan


  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts, split
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese mixed with a dash of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • Paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet until thin.
  2. Melt butter and cool slightly.
  3. Coat each breast generously with sour cream mixture.
  4. Roll in parmesan cheese.
  5. Place in foil lined baking sheet OR spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Sprinkle with paprika
  7. Bake uncovered in 375º oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Baste often with remaining garlic butter.
  9. Enjoy!

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Baked Chicken Parmesan

What’s your favorite go-to meal when you’re short on time?

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