Baked Chicken Parmesan

A healthy and incredibly flavorful version of this Italian favorite. This homemade tomato sauce takes it to the next level, and can be made the day before.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 6 chicken breasts thinly sliced (I use 3 larger breasts and slice them in half)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs I used garlic and herb
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • 8 tablespoons mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 6-8 tablespoons tomato sauce or marinara sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pam or olive oil spray
  • basil optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Spray baking sheet with Pam or olive oil spray.

  3. Brush each side of chicken breasts with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

  4. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan in a bowl. Dip chicken breasts in the bowl so they are coated evenly on each side. Place back on the baking sheet.

  5. Spray chicken lightly with more Pam or olive oil spray. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Remove from oven. Top each breast with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon of mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese (bigger pieces may need a little more sauce and cheese).

  7. Place back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

  8. Remove from oven and top with basil to serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from SkinnyTaste.