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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Baked garlic parmesan chicken is the perfect dinner full of amazing flavors! Made with tender chicken breasts covered in an incredible blend of garlic, parmesan cheese and spices, it will make your mouth water from the start. Ready in about 30 minutes, this easy recipe will be on your table in no time!

To round out the meal, I love serving this parmesan chicken dinner with a side of Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables or a fresh Spinach Salad.

a white plate with a breast of baked garlic parmesan chicken with a side of pasta and broccoli. In the background there are five more breasts of garlic parmesan chicken

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

When it comes to savory flavors, I think garlic and parmesan are definitely one of my top flavor combinations. The two flavors work so well together, and they can make just about anything delicious. From garlic bread, to chicken wings, to this savory baked garlic parmesan chicken, everything just tastes better with garlic and parmesan added!

I make this garlic parmesan chicken for dinner regularly, and it is always a favorite with my kids. They are not always the most adventurous of eaters, but they love this chicken! I love that it’s simple and quick to make, using ingredients I nearly always have on hand, so it’s the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. I’ve made it for guests several times as well, and it is always a hit!

How To Make Garlic Parmesan Chicken

This garlic parmesan chicken is so easy to make! Just follow these easy steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C)
  • Like your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and then spray it with cooking spray
  • You’ll start by cutting your chicken breasts into serving-size pieces (I got three good-sized pieces from each large chicken breast)
  • Drizzle the chicken in olive oil and then toss it until they have been fully coated
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and parsley
  • Next, dip each piece of chicken into the bread crumb mix, pressing gently, to coat
  • Place on the baking sheet and then spray the tops with cooking spray
  • Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes until it is golden brown and crispy
  • To make sure it is fully cooked, use a kitchen thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F (74 degrees C)

a baking tray lined with parchment paper with six raw chicken breasts that have been covered in bread crumbs

Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 large breasts of chicken
  • 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • Cooking spray

Tip For Making Garlic Parmesan Chicken

  • Cooking the chicken at a higher temperature helps it get nice and crispy and brown. The chicken also smells so good while it’s baking that my kids always interrupt me repeatedly to ask when dinner will be ready. They can’t wait for a bite of the deliciousness!
  • Make extra chicken breasts and then cut them up to use in other recipes; like pasta or salad dishes

a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with five fully baked parmesan chicken breasts

I like to serve this garlic parmesan chicken with buttered noodles and steamed vegetables on the side. It’s an easy and delicious dinner that my whole family loves! This chicken is so flavorful and tender, and the leftovers are just as delicious!

a plate with a breast of garlic parmesan chicken that has been sliced with a side of pasta noodles and broccoli next to it on the plate. A tray of additional parmesan chicken breasts are in the background.

Can You Freeze Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Yes, you can freeze this chicken recipe for later. First, you must wait until the chicken has completely cooled before you put it in the freezer. Once it has cooled, you can either tightly wrap the baking pan in plastic wrap and then cover with aluminum foil or place them in a large freezer bag. These can be stored in the freezer for about 2-3 months. When you’re ready to use it, place the chicken in the refrigerator the day before and let it thaw overnight.

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Now that I’ve shown you how easy this chicken recipe is to make, it’s time for your to give it a try. Leave us a comment below and let us know how it went or tag us on social media after you make it because we love to see what you’ve been up to in the kitchen!

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Baked garlic parmesan chicken is an easy dinner full of amazing flavors that's ready in about 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, dinner, garlic, parmesan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400. 

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner, then spray with cooking spray.

  3. Drizzle the chicken breast strips with the olive oil and toss to coat. 

  4. In a shallow dish or large plate, whisk together the bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, parmesan, and parsley.

  5. Dip the chicken strips in the bread crumb mixture, pressing gently to coat. 

  6. Place on the prepared baking sheet, and spray the tops with cooking spray.

  7. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy, and cooked through.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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