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Parmesan Panko Breaded Chicken

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Panko breaded chicken, an easy oven-baked 30-minute dinner recipe, boasts the simple and easy flavors of Parmesan cheese and complements almost any side dish. 

This chicken breast recipe is simple and serves amazingly with a side salad and some potatoes. Tender, juicy chicken breasts with a golden brown Panko bread crumb WITHOUT deep frying? YES PLEASE. 

chicken breast with panko bread crumbs.

Why you will love this Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe

This simple chicken breast recipe with delicious minced garlic and light Parmesan crust is one of the more leisurely chicken meals you can prep and bake no matter your knowledge in the kitchen.

Just like an “adult chicken nugget,” chicken breasts will be tender and delicious, for a filling, tasty, goes with anything chicken dish.

Scroll down for a printable version of this recipe that you can take into the kitchen and follow along.


  • Cooking oil – Vegetable oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil is fine to fry the chicken. If given a choice, I use vegetable oil as it has a less robust flavor. 
  • Minced garlic – It’s OK to use roasted garlic or minced garlic. 
  • Panko Crumbs – Parmesan chicken can be made with a panko mixture or an Italian Bread Crumbs mixture. 
  • Parmesan cheese – This recipe uses grated Parmesan cheese in the bread crumbs and fresh shredded Parmesan cheese topping. 
  • Seasoning – Garlic powder, kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper flatters the breadcrumb mixture. While not in this dish, other seasoning varieties are onion powder, fresh herbs, paprika, and lemon zest.  
  • Boneless Skinless chicken breasts – The best chicken for panko chicken is a boneless skinless chicken. 
ingredients for chicken breast.

How to make Easy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts in Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease an ovenproof cast-iron skillet or baking dish and set aside. Pound chicken to even thickness. 
  2. Add vegetable oil and minced garlic in a shallow dish.
  3. Add Panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and all seasoning and spices in a separate shallow dish. Mix well.
  4. Dip chicken breasts into the garlic oil and coat on both sides of the breasts.
  5. Immediately dip chicken into the dry crumb mixture and coat on both sides. Press panko crumbs into the chicken.
  6. Place boneless chicken breast halves into prepared pan. Repeat until each piece of chicken is coated with bread crumb mixture and placed in the pan.
how to bread a chicken breast without egg.
  1. Bake Chicken Breasts for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear (timing depends on the thickness of your chicken and temperature of your own). Chicken is done when a meat thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken. 
  2. Add a bit of extra shredded Parmesan cheese (mozzarella cheese works as well) and a favorite dipping sauce. 
breaded crumb chicken breasts.

Is Garlic Parmesan Chicken Keto Friendly or a Low Carb Recipe?

Many people love chicken recipes because they are a great way to get your protein and be low-carb aware. In this recipe, I use Italian Crumbs and, therefore, is not purely low carb.

Here is the nutritional information for this chicken breast dinner. This site uses Carb Manager that automatically inputs the ingredients into the system, and gives out an estimated nutritional value. The values in the recipe card are auto-calculated with that service.

Please always be careful to double-check with your apps. Carb Manager gave this recipe a “B.”

keto chicken dinner recipe is rated a B

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Panko Breaded Chicken with Parmesan

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Garlic Parmesan Chicken can be made with breasts or strips – easy, oven-baked panko breaded chicken dinner that is done in 30 minutes or less.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs or Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 chicken breasts pounded to equal thickness


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease an ovenproof or castiron skillet. Set aside.
  • Add vegetable oil and minced garlic in a shallow medium sized dish.
  • In a second separate dish, add Panko Crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and all seasonings. Mix together well.
  • Dip chicken breasts into the garlic oil and coat on both sides of the breast.
  • Immediately dip chicken into the dry crumb mixture and coat on both sides pressing in as needed.
  • Place breaded chicken breasts into prepared pan.
  • Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  • Bake panko chicken breasts for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. The timing largely depends on the thickness of the chicken. . Chicken is complete when a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees on the thickest part of the chicken.
  • Serve parmesan chicken with an extra sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.


Suggested oil: Use an oil like canola or vegetable oil that has a high smoke point and less robust flavor. 


Serving: 1breast | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 932mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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