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Parmesan Chicken Breast Recipe

Parmesan Chicken Breast Recipe

A rich, cheesy coating locks in this chicken's natural juices, making it moist and delicious every time. Because it can be made in advance, I rely on it often during the week and when entertaining.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard, regular or country-style
  • 6 chicken breast halves, boned and skinned


  • 1. Combine cheese, bread crumbs and butter. Coat chicken breasts with mustard, then dip into crumb mixture. Place breaded chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Parmesan Chicken Breast

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MomB96ofMany User ID: 1077004 252435
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"Very moist and tasty! I have made it before with the mustard, but was sadly out of it this time. I substituted creamy Italian dressing instead. Didn't have the tang, but was still great. Also, I doubled the recipe for more chicken breasts, and totally didn't need to."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 243950
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"I used dry bread crumbs as well. I enjoyed this meal immensely. It was super quick to make."

tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 241552
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"This was very tasty. The Dijon mustard added a nice "twang" to it. Will be making it again. I did substitute soft bread crumbs with dry and it gave it a little crunch."

jenahelen77 User ID: 8187362 240502
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I made this recipe just like it says. I thought it was okay, but I like brown mustard. My family that does not was not impressed."

kimberleeea User ID: 8062080 25119
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"My family really enjoyed. We don't like mustard, so I used Olive Garden Italian Dressing. Very tasty, quick & easy!!"

GaBelle61 User ID: 5894000 38037
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"I tried this tonight. I switched it up a bit...First, I cut the recipe in half. Then, I marinated only 3 in Zesty Italian dressing. Instead of using mustard, I left on the dressing. Then, I used fine Planko crumbs mixed with melted butter and a small amt. of parmesan. I had to double the cook time for the chicken to get completely done. I served it with what I had on hand: yellow rice and buttered,, steamed broccolii with a little melted cheese. A different taste which we enjoyed!"

jynxxmartin User ID: 7415157 45701
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"A flavorful dish. I mixed Dijon mustard with mayonaise since we aren't great fans of mustard. I aslo used prepared bread crumbs. I did something wrong because the crust wasn't crispy although the chicken was cooked throughout. I will definately make again and tweek the issue."

Jen35 User ID: 229398 38031
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Coated it w/ greek yogurt instead of mayonaise. Very good, everybody liked it. Cooked for about 30 minutes at 375."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 45451
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Great chicken! I used dry Italian bread crumbs - and chicken breasts with bones because "bone-in chicken breasts" is what I put in the search engine here on the TOH site. ( It wasn't until I came to rate the recipe that I noticed it called for breasts with the bone and skin removed.) They were big chicken breasts - I baked them at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then tested them, and they were mostly pink in the middle. So I reduced the temperature down to 375 degrees and baked for 20 minutes longer. They came out cooked all the way through and so juicy and flavorful. I'm glad I found this recipe - easy to make and GOOD!"

mocox13 User ID: 4494817 20218
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"A tasty and quick meal!"

Lstrange User ID: 5890429 10188
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Don't use fresh breadcrumbs!!

Made the recipe according to the directions. I used soft (fresh) bread crumbs and the coating just clumped up, and had to be pressed onto the chicken.  After reading the reviews, I see people are using prepared crumbs.
We really liked the flavor, so I'll give it another try with the dry breadcrumbs. "

MD4Christ User ID: 1742908 39711
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I saw someone said they pounded out the chicken for this recipe. Can you also just cut chicken breasts in half to thin them out? I don't think 15 min is an adequate time to cook this. How long have you all baked this recipe for? Does it burn the coating? Thanks!"

anetg1 User ID: 7124730 39710
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Super easy to make! My little family loved it. I had to sub the grated parmesan from the can. Still tasted great`"

zeldathegood User ID: 1918057 38029
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Yum. It does need to cook more that 15 minutes. I ended up with way too much coating and ended up throwing a bunch away. When I make again I can half the cheese and bread crumbs."

iluvthesouth User ID: 6966295 20217
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Easy and quick to make. I thought that the Dijon would be overpowering but just a touch of Dijon taste, just right for me. . The family loved it!"

suzy2012 User ID: 6489022 39709
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Simple to make and oh so yummy."

jgrubin User ID: 4447519 201463
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I've made this twice now - simple and great! I use half the bread crumbs suggested."

redgirl4634 User ID: 5896029 201462
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I work 12 hour shifts so I loved this recipe because the cooking and prep time was perfect for making dinner after a long day. I used honey mustard instead of Dijon and it was perfectly moist and juicy and full of flavor, definitely one I will make again and again!"

Kelly_Mac User ID: 5936100 33428
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"This was EXCELLENT!! My whole fam loved it! But it would've been just a bit better with more parmesan.."

alshissler User ID: 4141797 13889
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I just got done making this for supper. I also used seasoned bread crumbs and I substituted real mayo for the mustard. The recipe didn't call for it, but I greased the bottom of my baking dish and melted a slice of Parmesan cheese on top at the end. It turned out very moist and delicious and has been added to my Recipe Box! (And I don't normally like "white meat"!) I served it with Angel Hair pasta and Garden Vegi spaghetti sauce.

Note to kcarter78: I would check to make sure your oven temp isn't off (mine is off by 50 degrees so I adjust accordingly), and if you have a convection oven, I hear that also changes the cooking time. If it's neither of these things, make sure you are using boneless chicken breasts that are 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick."

daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin User ID: 1404437 33427
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"I am a picky eater but this was pretty good. My Honey and daughter took one bite and exclaimed, "This is really good!" It's so easy which makes it a big hit with me."

LauriePar User ID: 4460220 45332
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I also use Italian Bread Crumbs and add a bit of garlic salt or powder to the crumbs."

Suz22 User ID: 5477005 20111
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"awesome combination! the only thing I did differently was to pound out the chicken - that way it cooked quickly..."

vt_pure_angel User ID: 4785804 19878
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"We use Italian bread crumbs :)"

kcarter78 User ID: 4031009 33294
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"only 15 minutes?? did i do something wrong because i have cooked it for 25 and the crumbs are going to burn before the chicken is done."

Bakinfreekster User ID: 1859040 14419
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

"I have tried this recipe and it is fantastic,love the flavor the parmesean cheese gives it."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.