Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken


Refrigerated egg product and fat-free milk makes this main dish a dinnertime headliner that's also ideal for a healthy meal plan.

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup fat-free milk

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¾ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 5 pound meaty chicken pieces, skinned (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks)

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

  • Snipped fresh oregano (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Grease two large shallow baking pans; set aside. In a small bowl, combine egg product and milk. In a shallow dish, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, oregano, paprika, and pepper.

  2. Dip chicken pieces into egg product mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Arrange chicken pieces in prepared baking pans, making sure pieces dont touch. Drizzle chicken pieces with melted butter.

  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170 degree F for breasts; 180° degree F for thighs and drumsticks). Do not turn chicken pieces during baking. Immediately transfer chicken to a covered container; serve within 1 hour. (Or cover and chill chicken; transport in an insulated container with ice packs.) If desired, sprinkle with fresh oregano. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 23g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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