Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Herb Coating

Chicken Baked With Herbs
Diana Rattray
  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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A mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and herbs flavor these baked chicken breasts. Feel free to replace the fine breadcrumbs with panko crumbs for a crispier coating. 

For garlic flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the breadcrumb mixture. Replace the oregano and thyme with 1 teaspoon of Italian herb blend if you'd like.

Serve the chicken with mashed or baked potatoes and a salad or steamed vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds split chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts)
  • 3/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (crumbled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter (cut into small pieces)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Remove skin from the chicken.
  3. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, salt, oregano, thyme, and pepper.
  4. Dip the chicken in melted butter. Coat the chicken with crumb mixture. Arrange chicken in a single layer, not touching, in a greased shallow baking dish. Dot the chicken with the butter pieces.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until chicken is tender.
  1. According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for poultry is 165 F. If unsure, check the chicken with a food thermometer inserted into the thickest parts -- not touching bone.