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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Holy moly, this is a lot of cooking. I don’t know about you, but I was used to ordering out or picking up at least once a week.

I’m not complaining, though. Cooking dinners at home more often is a great way to save money, inspires me to get more creative and try new recipes, and is typically a lot healthier.

Due to cooking meals more often at home, I’m on the hunt for simple and tasty chicken recipes. This easy parmesan crusted chicken recipe uses many items that are typically found in your pantry.

Parmesan crusted chicken on a plate with broccoli.

Panko crusted chicken

Any kind of herb-crusted chicken transforms a normal chicken dinner into fancy in this house. We have chicken dinner burnout often here thanks to me serving up the same chicken dinners over and over.

Thankfully, adding a mixture of seasonings and bread crumbs to your chicken creates a juicy inside and crispy outside that the whole family with love.

Plate of crispy chicken topped with parmesan and broccoli.

This parmesan crusted chicken is somewhat fried in oil, which adds to the deliciousness. The flavorful chicken pairs well with anything and even the pickiest of eaters will most likely request it again.

Serve these crispy chicken breasts with pasta, rice, veggies, salad, or anything you have on hand.

Chicken coated with bread crumbs frying in pan.

Parmesan crusted chicken ingredients

(Exact measurements in the recipe card below)

  • Large chicken breasts
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
Herb crusted chicken ingredients.

Herb crusted chicken directions

Add oil to a skillet and begin to heat on medium heat.

Bread crumbs in dish.

Add bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings to a shallow bowl and mix well.

Holding seasonings in a bowl above bread crumbs.

Add egg and water to a separate bowl and whisk well.

Bread crumbs and seasonings in a bowl.

Dip chicken into the egg, coating both sides.

Dipping raw chicken in to egg.

Dip the coated chicken into the bread crumb mixture and generously coat both sides.

Dipping egg washed chicken into a bowl of bread crumbs.

Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil in the pan.

Chicken coated with bread crumbs in a dish.

Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center and the bread crumbs are browned.

Parmesan crusted chicken breasts in a skillet frying.

Remove from the pan and top with shredded parmesan cheese, if desired, before serving.

Browned chicken breasts in a skillet.

Makes two pieces of garlic parmesan chicken.

Herb crusted chicken and broccoli dinner on a plate.

Serve with your favorite veggies or side dishes.

Yield: 2 pieces

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan crusted chicken on a plate with broccoli

Crispy and juicy chicken dinner that uses simple ingredients usually found in your pantry.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Add oil to a skillet and begin to heat on medium heat. 
  2. Add bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings to a shallow bowl and mix well. Add egg and water to a separate bowl, and whisk well. Dip chicken into the egg, coating both sides and then dip into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides. Carefully add to hot oil in pan. 
  3. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center and bread crumbs are browned. Remove from pan and top with shredded parmesan cheese, if desired, before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 1163mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 50g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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