This Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken is perfect Friday night finger food. Covered in a perfect crust that is dip-able, you won’t be able to get enough of this crispy chicken recipe! Personally, when it comes to weekends, I am ready to take it easy on the cooking but I still want something delicious. That is where this Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken will be your partner.
This version is also so much easier and keeps the kitchen cleaner – whenever I try to deep or pan fry anything I end up cleaning little bits of oil off everything! Let the oven do the work for you.
I also love that this recipe is so budget friendly.
I usually have all these ingredients on hand in the pantry, so all I need to do is either buy or thaw chicken and dinner is basically done.
4 Chicken breasts boneless, skinless
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons minced parsley
Salt & pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons melted butter
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop up your parsley and garlic.
Slice the chicken into "fingers" - cutting lengthwise and cutting thicker pieces in half again, for even thickness throughout.
Mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish.
In a second dish, mix the butter, lemon juice and garlic together.
Dip both sides of the chicken in the butter mixture, and then repeat with the crumb mixture until the chicken is fully breaded.
Place the chicken in a casserole dish or cookie sheet and repeat with all chicken fingers.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until an inserted thermometer reads 165F.
Chicken is amazingly easy to make!
This is a twist on a classic chicken fingers but done in the oven instead.
The Parmesan helps the flavor and seals in a moist chicken.
Fried chicken is great, but you will not be disappointed with how your panko turns out