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Panko-Parmesan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Updated on August 15, 2009

I love this Panko-Parmesan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Recipe. As a southern, I was practically bottle-fed traditional deep fried chicken. These days I try to limit my intake of deep fried foods so I created a tasty healthier version with this oven fried chicken recipe.

Panko is the Japanese word for bread crumbs. I find them to be light and crispy and an excellent breading for an oven fried chicken recipe. Additionally, they can be used as a filler for crab cakes or as a crunchy topping for casseroles. Panko is more delicate and absorbs less oil than Western bread crumbs. They can be found in larger mega-marts or on the internet.

The parmesan cheese adds a level of flavor not attainable with traditional fried chicken. So try this healthier version of fried chicken. I don't believe you will be disappointed with this oven fried chicken recipe.


1 cup Panko or traditional bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Cooking oil spray


Pre-heat oven to 375 degree. Lightly coat a baking dish or sheet with cooking spray. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip each chicken breast in the beaten eggs and then coat both sides with the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the chicken breasts on a baking sheet.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.


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      Chelsey Cazzell 23 months ago

      I'm going to try this for dinner tomorrow, what a great idea!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipe. I would have to give this a go real soon this month.

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      Cici 4 years ago

      Just made it and it was really good I seasoned the chicken and the bread crumbs with the ingredients and added oregano and black pepper instead of cayenne pepper because I ran out. Also half of a lemon on the meat after i seasoned it made the chicken even better! I cubbed the chicken so it was ready in half the time. The Parm cheese in the panko is what gives it a really makes this dish.

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      TDM10 4 years ago

      I just made this and it had the right amount of seasonings!!! It was moist and surprisingly wasn't dry! I know my husband will love it! Oh, and I used flour before I breaded it. The panko breadcrumbs stayed on the chicken. The only problem I had was the bottom not being crispy, what did I do wrong?

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      RF 4 years ago

      it was delicious . . .

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      Jen 4 years ago

      Too dry

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      Steph 4 years ago

      This sounds amazing so I had to try. The taste was delicious and just the right amount of spicy but I had an issue with the Panko staying on the chicken as well. Next time I'll try the flour idea. Any other suggestions are welcome. Maybe I could try mixing a hint of almond milk in with the eggs or something, has anyone tried that?

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      ShelbyOrangeGuy 4 years ago

      Excellent Recipe! I used cornstarch rather than flour, but will try flour next time. Thanks for the recipe!

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      madelyn 5 years ago

      this is one of the best chicken ever

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      Arlene 5 years ago

      Anyway to find the nutrition info. On this?

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      Dave H 5 years ago

      I substituted Hungarian sweet paprika for cayenne, cut the chicken into strips, and tossed them in flour before the egg. Cut the cooking time about 10 minutes because of the smaller pieces. Turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dee-Ann 5 years ago

      I used chicken tenders and had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. My whole family loved it.

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      Kortney 5 years ago

      Tried this last week and tonight I'm making it again via my boyfriend's request. This is a delicious recipe!

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      Amber G 5 years ago

      I'm going to try it tonight. Although ,for my toddler, I am going to substitute Tony's Creole Seasoning for the cayenne.

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      Regina 5 years ago

      Im going to try it with the panko and flour.

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      5 years ago

      this was very good, but 1 tsp. of cayenne might be too spicy for some kids.

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      Amanda 5 years ago

      This was super easy to make and delish! Will be making again!!

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      JB 5 years ago

      Made this chicken last night. I did not think it was very good. Will not make it again.

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      Temple 5 years ago

      Ahhmazing!!! We loved it. My husband has already requested it again for next week. Thank you

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      Sally 6 years ago

      I loved this!! I am always looking for new chicken recipes and this one is going in my arsenal for sure! It was sooo crispy! I can't wait to play with it using different seasonings, sauces, etc. Amazing recipe, thank you! :)

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      CW 6 years ago

      I made this for dinner tonight, followed your recipe- PERFECTION!!! Thank you for sharing!

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      Kristal 6 years ago

      I used the flour and my bread crumbs stuck perfectly! My house smells amazing! Thanks!

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      Barb M 6 years ago

      I have tried similar recipes however the panko didn't stick to the chicken very well. Will try the flour idea. Thanks, Can't wait to try this recipe tonight.

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      Audrey 6 years ago

      Have made this many many this..not just breast..whole chicken, tenders..nuggets..all likes main dish or snacking..what ever you want make them be..

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      ToniMCole 6 years ago

      Great recipe! I was worried it would be too dry and it wasn't despite the uneven thickness of the breast.

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      tbase 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, it was yummy and easy! I wasn't paying attention when I bought the Panko and ended up with seasoned Panko, and I did 1.5x everything for 6 breasts. It was awesome!

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      joanny 7 years ago

      this is a great recipe! it was crispy and delish!! will make it again for sure!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Like your fried green tomato recipe, this sounds like a winner also. Thanks!

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      D Wilson 7 years ago

      For Patty...

      From my experience you need to dust them in flour first, then dip in egg and roll into the crumbs. This seems to work best for me. Good luck!

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      Patty Amato 7 years ago

      The crumbs don't stick too well. what am I doing wrong ?

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      Yoda 7 years ago

      This dish tastes wonderful. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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      Ash 7 years ago

      Going to the store to grab some ingredients! Looks delicious! Thanks!

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      Raven 8 years ago

      This sounds great, less fat and grease also a plus! Looks Amazing, will give this a try tonight, Thanks A lot!