Crispy Breaded Parmesan Chicken

This is one of my oldest recipes because my family still loves eating it! I remember my mom making Parmesan chicken when I was very young, and it’s probably one of the first things I learned to cook on my own.

Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 9 X 13 pan.

Mix all of the following together in a bowl:

1 c. bread crumbs

1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 t. paprika

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. black pepper

Melt in another bowl and set aside:

4 T. butter

Cut into halves or thirds, depending on what size you’d like:

4 chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)

Dip the chicken pieces into melted butter, then the coating. Place the chicken pieces in the greased dish and sprinkle the remaining coating over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until they’re cooked through. (I use a digital meat thermometer.)

While the Parmesan chicken is cooking, prepare any sides. I usually make rice in the Instant Pot: 3 c. rice, 4 1/2 c. water, 5 minutes at high pressure and quick release. Pasta is also good!

Parmesan chicken

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