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Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Learn how to make this easy healthy baked chicken parmesan for a simple and delicious meal that will be on your table in just 30 minutes. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked, Chicken, parmesan
Servings: 4
Author: Tiffany
Ingredients
  • 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (if you only have large, you can cut 2 large breasts in half lengthwise to make four smaller fillets) pounded to even thickness
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs (or plain breadcrumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus more for topping
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a large baking pan.

  2. Brush chicken on both sides with oil, then season with salt and pepper on both sides. Stir together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and toss chicken in the breadcrumb mixture to coat on both sides. Arrange chicken on prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is cooking, combine marinara sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil in a medium sauce pan and stir over medium heat until hot throughout.

  4. When chicken is cooked through, remove from oven and switch oven to broil. Top each chicken breasts with about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 3-4 minutes until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown (keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn).

  5. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and top with cracked black pepper and fresh basil (optional).

  6. ** For extra crispy breading, spritz the chicken/breading with cooking spray a couple of times throughout baking or bake it on parchment paper and turn over once halfway through baking.