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Baked Chicken Parmigiana

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

4 servings

Spaghetti sauce mix is the secret to the flavorful breading in this chicken parmigiana recipe. Just top juicy chicken breasts with prepared sauce and mozzarella cheese. —Trisha Lange, Appleton, Wisconsin
Baked Chicken Parmigiana Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Dip chicken in salad dressing, then coat with crumb mixture. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until chicken juices run clear, 40-45 minutes. Drizzle with spaghetti sauces and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes.

Chicken Parmigiana Tips

What’s the difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana?

There is really very little difference, if any, between the two—they are both slightly different names for the same dish, which is breaded chicken topped with sauce and parmesan cheese. "Parmigiana" typically is an adjective used to describe something baked with parmesan cheese.

What goes with chicken parmigiana?

Besides the standard spaghetti or pasta, try serving up your chicken parmigiana with a simple Italian salad. You could also try it alongside this colorful summer vegetable tian.

Can I make chicken parmigiana ahead of time?

Certainly! Assemble and bake the breaded chicken as directed. Once cool, cover the dish and keep in your refrigerator until you are ready to serve. At that time, put the chicken back in the oven to heat through and crisp up before topping with the sauce and cheese.

Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 342 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1048mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.

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