Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Italian Chicken Parmesan

I've already posted this recipe once before, but I think it's time for an update. This chicken always turns out moist and flavorful. That's because instead of using egg or milk to coat the chicken before breading, you use an Italian Dressing marinade. It really makes all the difference!

What you'll need (from left to right): Pasta sauce, Italian dressing (my two favorites are the Lawry's Garlic & Herb or Wishbone Italian Dressing), olive oil, garlic powder, chicken, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, pasta, black pepper, and salt.

First you need to take your boneless skinless chicken breast and put them in a Ziplock bag. You could also use a dish, if you want. Just whatever you want to use to marinate it in the fridge overnight.

To the bag, add Parmesan cheese and Italian dressing. Seal the bag and mix it all around until the marinade coats each piece of chicken.

Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. Obviously, the longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor will be.

When you are ready to bread the chicken, add the bread crumbs and seasonings (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper) to a large bowl.

Mix it all together really well.

Place each piece of chicken in the bowl and coat evenly.

Once they are all coated, place the chicken on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

While the chicken is baking, cook your pasta and sauce. When everything is done, serve chicken on a bed of pasta. I also served ours with a side of Oven Roasted Asparagus.

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Italian Chicken Parmesan
A simple, flavorful, Italian-inspired dish perfect for a weeknight meal.
  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups Bread Crumbs (or Crushed Croutons)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Pasta
  • 2 cups Marinera Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese for Garnish
1. Place chicken in a Ziplock Bag. Mix Parmesan Cheese and Italian Dressing and add it to chicken. Marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes (or up to overnight).2. Preheat oven to 350°F3. Mix seasonings and bread crumbs in a shallow dish.4. Coat chicken with bread crumbs and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet.5. Bake for 30 minutes.6. While the chicken is baking, cook pasta as the package directs and warm the marinara sauce of your choice.7. When the chicken, pasta, and sauce are done; top with Parmesan Cheese, serve and enjoy.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings


  1. My mom used to make this all the time but I haven't had it in years. I have been so bored with my same old chicken recipes lately. This is perfect. I needed this! :)

  2. I love this idea!! Im putting it on my list.

  3. That sounds great! I love the Garlic and Herb Marinade. I'm going to pin it.

  4. Looks fantastic! It looks like there's more "stuff" (in a good way) to it than the Chicken Parmesan I make!