Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

These quick and easy chicken breasts get their crunchy coating from mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. For taking mere minutes to throw together the results are impressive. The inside stays juicy, tender and succulent, while the coating is crispy and flavorful.

So good this was I ended up making them twice in one week! The first time I used bone-in chicken with the skin on and the result was just like fried chicken. Super crispy and delectable. If you’re looking for an alternative to frying chicken this is the closest thing I’ve found.

The second time I used chicken cutlets. With barely 10 minutes of prep and a 12 minute cooking time they were on the table in record time. I turned the broiler on for the last-minute or two to help crisp them up, with such a short cooking time they needed a little help in that department.

I turned the leftovers into chicken Parmesan by briefly baking them with sauce and mozzarella on top, then broiling them to get the cheese bubbly and golden brown. Served over pasta, it was a delicious way to reinvent the leftovers.

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

An outrageously juicy way to change your dinnertime chicken routine.


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


Adapted from Hellmann's

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    • says

      Cook it on the same temperature Annmarie! You have to use your own judgment as to how long – depending on the size of the chicken it could take twice as long for them to cook and up to 1 hour. I always use a meat thermometer – internal temp should read 165 – 174 F. Hope this helps!

  1. Marianne Sue says

    My mom taught me how to make chicken like this, with mayo, bread crumbs and parmesan. Except, I’ve always fried it. Funny, it never even occurred to me to bake it! I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

  2. Sherry says

    Chicken sure looks good. Will be giving it a shot tonight for dinner. Yum. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Debbie says

    My fiancé and I absolutely loved this! He said he wants to put it in our list of regulars that we make all the time. Thank you!

    • says

      Absolutely! It may even be more delicious with that crispy skin on it. You may need to double the amount of ingredients so you have enough to coat the chicken well. I’d love to hear how it turns out.

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