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Baked Chicken Parmesan

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It doesn't get much easier than this for an entree the whole family will enjoy.



  • ½ cup unseasoned whole-grain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375 F. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic and pepper. Spray sheet pan with nonstick spray. Dredge each chicken cutlet in the breadcrumb mixture and place on the sheet pan. Discard the rest of the breadcrumb mixture. Bake the chicken for 30 minutes, turning over when half way though. Remove the pan from the oven and spread marinara sauce and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over each chicken breast. Place back in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Dietary and Nutrition


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This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.