Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Main

You probably have a couple of easy, go-to weeknight meals (besides pizza!) like we do. With busy schedules and picky eaters, one of our go-to meals is Crusted Parmesan Chicken.  It can be assembled quickly, everybody in my family will actually eat it (which is a miracle), and I can throw it over a salad the next day for my own lunch (a welcome diversion from the turkey sandwich!!).

Paired with your favorite pasta, red sauce, a salad, and bread, you have a complete meal! This chicken is also especially delicious dipped in homemade Ranch dressing…just get a dry Ranch seasonings packet and follow the directions for the dressing.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Preheat oven to 350°.

3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 T. salt
1 t. pepper
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise (or chicken tenderloins)
1 stick butter, melted (or 2 eggs, beaten)

Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Dip chicken into melted butter or egg wash, coating well.  Then, dip chicken into dry ingredients, making sure to coat completely.

Spray a baking dish with Pam.  Arrange chicken in dish, pieces not touching each other. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes.

Chicken Parmesan

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Comments

  1. Mmmm, we make a fried chicken similar to this that the girls call “crunch chicken”, an easy weeknight meal indeed, enjoy :)

  2. YUM – this sounds right up our alley! I love simple dishes like this that you can just put in the oven and forget about for a while :)

  3. I am making this tonight! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds delcious, something all the family will enjoy, love the thought of adding parmesan to the breadcrubs