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crispy Baked chicken parmesan (parmigiana)

Easy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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This seriously is the BEST Chicken Parmesan you will ever have and it's so easy! Tender crispy chicken thighs breaded in parmesan seasoned Seasoned Bread Crumbs then topped with our Marinara sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese. No soggy chicken parmigiana here! This will knock your favorite restaurants chicken parmesan out of the ball park! Serve with our Garlic, Butter Parmesan Noodles for a to die for dinner recipe!

You Will Need

4 Chicken Thighs

1/2 cup Real Mayonnaise 

1/4 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Italian Herb Squeezable Kind (or Italian seasoning)

1/2 tsp Basil (squeeze tube) or Dry basil

1/4 tsp Salt

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese (or more)

Marinara Sauce

Chicken parmesan, also known as chicken parmigiana, is a classic Italian favorite. This dish originated from Italian immigrants in the US in the ’50s and is thought to have originated from Eggplant Parmesan, a traditional Italian dish. Chicken Parmigiana (Pollo alla parmigiana in Italian) is also known in Australia as a Parm, Parma, or Parmi

  • It’ll look like you spent hours in the kitchen, with a fraction of  the time. 

  • While it is traditionally deep-fried or often pan-fried, this baked chicken parmesan is baked with an incredible outcome. (Restaurant Style) 

  • The chicken comes out tender and juicy, and tastes like it came from a Restaurant, when actually, it's homemade.  I won't tell, if you won't! 


  • In a bowl add bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese (mix well)

  • In another bowl add mayonnaise

  • Cover both sides of chicken in mayonnaise, salt and pepper both sides evenly. 

  • Dip each piece of chicken in bread mixture

  • Lay out on a cookie sheet (I did not spray mine but you can)

  • Repeat with all four chicken thighs.

  • Place cookie sheet into oven 

  • Bake at 350 for 45 min. (turning chicken over half way)

  • Broil 4 to 5 min on each side (until browned)

  • When they come out of the oven, top with Marinara Sauce and more Parmesan Cheese

  • Then seriously devour! 

The Breading

  • The breading for this Italian Parmesan Chicken is outstanding. I have used it in many of my recipes that need a breaded coating. 

  • It's not only flavorful, but it's quick and easy to put together and holds well. 


  • Leftover chicken parmesan is delicious as a chicken parmesan sandwich or you can dice it, or cut into strips for an additional take on salad.  (Delish!~)

  • Keep leftover chicken parmesan in a covered container for up to 3 days and reheat portions in the microwave, Place the chicken parmesan on a microwave-safe plate. Cover the plate with a microwave-safe lid to avoid splatters. 2. Reheat the chicken parmesan at medium power for 1 minute or until heated through.

  • To freeze prepared chicken parmesan, cool completely. Once cool, flash freeze on a baking sheet, seal in freezer-safe food storage containers or quart-sized freezer bags. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. The chicken will not be as crispy once frozen, but it is still delicious.

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