Sheet pan baked chicken Parmesan is not only healthier than the classic, it’s also easier! It’s going to become a dinnertime fave.
Why you’ll love it: Dinner on one sheet pan!
How long it takes: 45 minutes
Equipment you’ll need: Sheet pan, oven, meat mallet or rolling pin
- 1 Recipe Overview
- 2 Why you’ll love this Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan & Broccoli
- 3 How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan
- 4 What to serve with Chicken Parmesan
- 5 Needed for this recipe
- 6 More Chicken Parm Inspired Recipes
- 7 Free Meal Plan
- 8 More sheet pan dinners
- 9 Get the Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan and Broccoli (Sheet Pan Dinner)
Why you’ll love this Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan & Broccoli
- Flavorful: Crispy breaded chicken topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese, with a side of roasted broccoli, baked on one sheet pan, is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.
- Lower in calories than the traditional: Because it’s baked, not fried, this chicken parmesan is lower in calories than traditional recipes.
- One pan meal: This recipe only makes one pan dirty and is healthy, simple to make, and obviously a crowd pleaser. If you’ve never tried roasted broccoli, you’re missing out. It’s one of my favorite ways to eat broccoli and it’s been known to turn a broccoli hater into a broccoli lover.
How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan
The chicken parmesan is breaded using the normal three step process. I’ll run you through the easy steps and give you a few extra hints.
As always, you’ll find the printable recipe with measurements, instructions, and nutrition information at the end of this post.
Prep the broccoli. Cut it into florets, toss with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper and arrange it on a sheet pan.
Prepare the breading. You’ll need three shallow bowls. Into one goes seasoned flour, into the next, a beaten egg, and into the third, a mixture of panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and dried oregano. the chicken.
Flatten the chicken. Simply place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound lightly with a meat mallet, rolling pin, or the heel of your hand so they are an even thickness. If you like, cut each piece in half, making six servings.
Bread the chicken. Working one at a time, dip each piece of chicken into the flour, coating both sides. Next, dip the piece into the beaten egg, and finally into the panko mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet along with the broccoli.
Bake. Pop the whole business into the oven and bake fifteen minutes. Take the pan out of the oven, stir the broccoli, and back into the oven it goes for another 10 minutes. Out of the oven again, and top each piece of chicken with a spoonful of marinara and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. The pan goes into the oven for just a few more minutes to melt the cheese.
What to serve with Chicken Parmesan
Try serving baked chicken Parmesan with a pasta side like angel hair pasta with roasted red pepper sauce, or linguine with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and lemon. A fresh green salad tossed with one of these great salad dressings is perfect, too.
Needed for this recipe
More Chicken Parm Inspired Recipes
- 3 ½ cups broccoli florets, washed (approx. 1 head, 9 oz.)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place broccoli on rimmed sheet pan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with spatula so broccoli is coated with oil.
- Place chicken on a cutting board and top with wax paper or plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or a rolling pin, flatten chicken to about ½ inch — the key is that you want it to have even thickness.
- Prepare three shallow bowls for breading the chicken. In the first, place flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Stir to combine. In the second bowl, beat the egg. In the third bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and oregano.
- Take one piece of chicken and coat in flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture. Let excess drip off and then dip in panko and Parmesan mixture. Place on baking sheet with broccoli. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
- Bake for 15 minutes, toss broccoli around so it gets brown on all sides, and cook for 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and carefully add marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese to the top of each chicken breast. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- If you prefer, buy chicken cutlets and omit step 2.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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