When I was a little girl, I would always order Chicken Parmesan when we went out to eat. One time I also remember ordering liver and onions and shocked the whole family. Don’t know what got into me that day. But today I no longer like liver. But I still love Chicken Parmesan. It’s one of our family favorites for sure. I just dress up my favorite marina sauce with garlic, Italian seasoning and fresh basil, and everyone thinks I slaved all day long. Since it’s baked and not fried, you can feel better about eating a healthy version. Chicken Parm, you taste so good!
Baked Chicken Parmesan
- 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (if you only have large you can cut 2 large breasts in half lengthwise to make four smaller filletpounded to even thickness
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs or plain breadcrumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups marinara sauce (your favorite)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese
- 8 ounces spaghetti noodles cooked according to package instructions
Lightly spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brush chicken on both sides with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Mix the breadcrumbs, Panko crumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow dish. Gently toss the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture and coat both sides. Lay chicken on prepared baking dish.
Bake chicken for about 20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is cooking, combine marinara sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil in a medium sauce pan and stir over medium until heated.
When chicken is cooked through, remove from oven and switch oven to broil. Top each chicken breasts with about ½ cup of marinara sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown.
Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.
If you only have plain bread crumbs, add 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning