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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  1. Sharry says

    Oh my goodness, ate this tonight, and was so so so good. Every one in my house thought it was delicious. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. stephanie says

    have you heard of using plain greek yogurt instead of mayo for a healthier alternative?? Just wondering if the substitution would be the same taste?

    • says

      Hi Stephanie! I haven’t tried it yet but I’m betting it would work out great! Let me know how it turns out if you give it a go. :-)

  3. Shanel says

    Hey I was just wondering if anyone tried it using another kind of cheese like Cheddar. I do not have anymore parm left in my fridge.

    • says

      I haven’t heard of anyone using cheddar before Shanel! It doesn’t melt the same – it would be good but I don’t know if it would get as crispy.

  4. Josie says

    Hi, Reeni! Thank you for sharing such a tasty recipe! Did you flatten your chicken with a mallet first? I had trouble with the topping sliding off the chicken. Do you think it might be because I used boneless, skinless breast halves that I didn’t flatten? Thanks again so much!

    • says

      Hi Josie! I’m sorry that happened! I never had that problem with it before – I’ve made it both ways – a few times. Surely that was the culprit or maybe extra slippery chicken!? :-) I hope you give it a try again with flatter chicken – pounding it out helps it to cook evenly and make it more tender too. Thank-you so much for making it!!

  5. Cynthia says

    Hi. I was drawn to this recipe because it said it was the Hellman’s recipe but “changed up.” As I read the recipe, I couldn’t find any changes in it at all. Am I missing something? Can you tell me how it’s different from the Hellman’s recipe? Thanks so much!

    • says

      Hi Cynthia! This was a post I did for Hellmann’s! “Changed up” refers to you, the reader, making this to change up your own chicken routine! It has nothing to do with me changing the recipe. I hope you give it a try!

      • Cynthia says

        Hi Reeni:

        I need to stop reading everything so literally!!! Your description makes perfect sense and the recipe is on the menu tonight! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  6. Amit Cohen says

    I tried this one and it was so good!! So juicy we all loved it.. and so easy to make, i will be making this one more often!! Thanks for a great recipe…

  7. Michelle B says

    Do you also put the mixture on the other side of the chicken, or just the side facing up? And do I grease my baking pan? Thank you!

  8. Tere says

    At first I thought these were very THIN chicken breasts, but as I look again, and since it said nothing about pounding them to thin them out, it looks like they’re regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts. How would they be if I’ve already got thin chicken? AND, what do you recommend serving with them?

    • says

      You can use thin chicken breasts Tere! I’ve made this with both and they are equally delicious! Just adjust the cooking time – they may be done a little quicker. These are good with just about anything! I serve them with rice or mashed potatoes and a green vegetable like string beans or broccoli. You can check out my recipe index for more ideas.

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