Hey there, fellow food lovers! I’ve got a super special recipe to share with you today that I absolutely adore: Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Marinara Sauce. This easy baked chicken parmesan dinner is a real crowd pleaser! It’s perfect for serving on cozy family dinners, fun get-togethers, or even when you just want to treat yourself to a scrumptious meal.
The best part? It’s baked, not fried, so you can enjoy the crispy goodness without all the extra oil. Trust me; this baked chicken parmesan recipe is about to become your new go-to favorite when you’re craving a hearty, flavorful chicken dinner!
Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Dinner Recipe
Ingredients: For the Chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko)
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
For the Homemade Marinara Sauce:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. In another dish, whisk the eggs. In a third dish, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
- Coat each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally, coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure to press the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to ensure they stick.
- Place the breaded chicken breasts onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
- While the chicken is baking, prepare the marinara sauce. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 1 minute.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, sugar, black pepper, basil, and oregano to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and spoon a generous amount of marinara sauce over each breast. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
- Return the chicken to the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil, if desired, and enjoy your Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Marinara Sauce!
I hope you enjoy making and devouring this Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan as much as I do! Don’t forget to share your baking adventures with your friends and family, and let me know in the comments how your chicken parm turned out. Happy cooking, and remember to check back soon for more scrumptious recipes and tasty treats!
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