Microwave Parmesan Chicken Recipe
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Microwave Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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The golden coating over moist chicken makes people think you fussed.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut up

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. Melt butter in a 13-in. x 9-in. microwave-safe baking dish. In a shallow bowl, combine the next six ingredients. Dredge chicken in butter, then in crumb mixture. Place chicken in the baking dish, with skin side up and thick edges toward the outside. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Microwave on high 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no long pink, rotating dish occasionally. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Parmesan Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p11

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"I've made this recipe several times and it is always a hit!! I microwave for 10 mins then finish in oven to get a better crisp"

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