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Parmesan Chicken Breast Recipe
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Parmesan Chicken Breast Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 391 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,047 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Parmesan Chicken in Country Woman November/December 1990, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 391 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,047 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

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

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!"

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."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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

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!"

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