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Italian Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

Italian Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

This flavorful baked chicken is tender and juicy. It's perfect served with green beans, Italian bread and your favorite side salad. Shirl Parsons - Cape Carteret, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, beat egg whites and vinegar. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parsley, garlic powder and garlic salt. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • 2. Place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray; lightly coat chicken with butter-flavored spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 191 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Italian Baked Chicken Breasts

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Very good chicken recipe, but nothing particularly special about it. There are others recipes that require just as much effort and are better."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"The chicken came out juicy but the breading was too salty for our taste."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Family enjoyed this. Quick and easy!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"Easy to make and tastes great. I replaced the garlic salt (onion powder) and salt (Mrs. Dash original) with substitutes to bring the sodium down. I even had enough coatings to do three halves. What low-sodium sides would you recommend with it?"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"This was okay. Nothing special"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"When I first saw this recipe, I had hesitation that it would taste dry. I was wrong! To feed my family of 6, I multiplied the recipe by 3. Instead of using cooking spray, I poured 4 tablespoons of melted butter over top the chicken. I would recommend this...... it is easy and delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This chicken was incredible! When I asked my husband what he thought of it I never expected him to say 'it was amazing.' He usually only likes chicken on the grill. I did tweak the recipe a bit. I added a bit more vinegar, I used seasoned bread crumbs (and a bit less parsley) I didn't have butter flavored cooking spray, so I just buttered the pan and then drizzled melted butter over top. The thing that I think made the big difference was I added about 1/4 cup of grated parm/romano cheese. And instead of regular salt and pepper I used McCormick's garlic pepper seasoning grinder. It turned out so lovely, was very flavorful and juicy!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"Loved the flavor!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I too was surprised how tender the chicken was. Very good and great flavor. Thanks."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I was surprised at how well the breading stayed on the chicken breast."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This is the first time I've been able to bake skinless chicken breast and have tender, juicy chicken rather than dried out ones. I will definitely use this recipe again."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.