Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken


– 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets (thin sliced chicken breasts) – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tsp. garlic salt – 2 large eggs – 2 Tbsp. water – 2 cups panko bread crumbs – 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese For Topping and Serving: – 1 cup marinara sauce – 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded – chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) – Spaghetti, cooked al dente, for serving– 1/2 tsp. salt


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and arrange rack in oven to be near to top, around 6" from broiler . Fit a baking rack on to a rimmed baking sheet and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set prepared pan aside.

Step 2

In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour and garlic salt. In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs and water. In third bowl, stir together the panko and Parmesan cheese.

Step 3

Dip each chicken cutlet, first into the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip into the egg mixture and third, coat with the panko crumbs. Place onto the prepared pan. Repeat the process for each chicken cutlet.

Step 4

Roast the chicken at 450 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown.

Step 5

Remove the chicken from the oven, and top each chicken cutlet with 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce. Then add two tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese to each cutlet. Bake topped chicken for another 3-4 minutes or until cheese becomes melted.

Step 6

Top with parsley, if desired. Serve over pasta and additional marinara sauce.

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