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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

Laura Babberl of Boone, Iowa, relates, “I’m a retired nurse and do all the cooking for my sister and me. It’s difficult to come up with simple recipes for two, so I created this one. We love it!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and garlic powder. In another bowl, beat the egg. Place the Parmesan cheese in a third bowl. Coat chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg and roll in cheese.
  • In a skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Transfer to a shallow 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray; drizzle with lemon juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 394 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 173mg cholesterol, 830mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • tcarver
    Oct 21, 2020

    I made this recipe as written and it was very easy and tasted good.

  • Kaitlin
    Feb 24, 2020

    I added some extra seasonings: pepper, chili powder, a dash of onion powder, and I also fried it in about an inch or so of olive oil instead of baking it. I cooked 5 min on each side, I probably could have done a little less but I think it tastes great. Next time I may add some cajun seasoning in to give it a kick!

  • MissSassiee
    Sep 19, 2016

    I'm unemployed and broke. I had no breadcrumbs.This is an awesome dish for what I had in the kitchen.Is so good!!!!I made the chicken and also boiled some noodles.Put the noodles and sauce in a baking pan and then added the chicken after I fried it.I love it !!! And will still make it when I find a job.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Oct 31, 2015

    This was good. I ended up adding extra seasoning. I just baked the chicken and all the crust stayed on. I will make again.

  • danielleylee
    Mar 1, 2015

    Great recipe for 2! The chicken is very moist and juicy. We added a hint more freshly grated parm cheese at the end and omitted the lemon. This recipe goes well with a spicy vodka sauce pasta.

  • johnnoschese
    Jan 29, 2015

    All the complaints about the coating sticking to frying pan, use a non stick frying pan and you won't have a problem.

  • countrygirlchef
    Sep 27, 2014

    I've made a very similar chicken dish like this before, with a few differences.. a little cayenne pepper & onion powder to the flour mixture...then I never fry it! Bake at 400 for 30 minutes and's golden brown and tastes like it's fried! I make a lemon butter sauce with tarragon to drizzle over and serve with lemon butter asparagus.

  • Stillincinci
    Sep 22, 2014

    Okay, I worked in commercial kitchens for six years and while I am not the most creative ad libbing in the kitchen, I have solid fundamental skills. I thawed some chicken and prepared to make this for my girlfriend and I. We had other options, but this recipe sounded great.Followed the recipe to a tee and like a couple others, all of the Parmesan goodness hardened to a crusty mess at the bottom of my all clad sautée pan. No crust left whatsoever. Seeing as I had just detailed the kitchen the day previous, I was livid. Perhaps the recipe really calls for the powdered Parmesan cheese topping, I grated my own cheese and made a mess. The chicken, of course, was then bland coming out of the baking dish. I dumped some canned tomato sauce on top and ate my angry feelings. Be forewarned!

  • KapaluaPrincess
    Apr 8, 2014

    I added 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning to the flour mixture, for more flavor. However, I've never made such a messy dish as this one. All of the cheese stuck to the pan instead of the chicken. I won't make this dish again.

  • rmbarr059
    Dec 17, 2013

    The cheese stuck to the pan instead of the chicken! But nevertheless--it was still pretty tasty and easy!