Parmesan chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

An easy weeknight chicken dinner that's simple but scrumptious!


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice)
  • paprika, to sprinkle


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Place buttermilk (or milk and lemon juice) in a separate shallow bowl.
  4. Dip chicken in the milk mixture, then move to the bowl with the cheese mixture and press down, helping the cheese and breadcrumbs adhere to all sides. Place chicken in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  5. Sprinkle any remaining cheese and breadcrumbs on top of chicken. Sprinkle each chicken breast with paprika.
  6. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve and enjoy!
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