Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

23 May
Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

It`s Monday & most likely my least favorite day of the week. Anyone else feel this way or is it just me? I think it would be so much better if we could just start the week on Tuesday. Sure, maybe you get the weekend off or at least Sunday but you come back to a box full of emails, meetings, school, activities & all the hectic business that`s life. And…you`re still expected to have something on the table come dinner time. Well, I`ve got something for you today I know you`ll enjoy. You can throw this together in 5 minutes using a few easy ingredients that`re probably already in your pantry or fridge & bake for about 1/2 hour. Done deal, dinner is served, moist, juicy & healthy, it`s just too good to be ignored. This simple man`s plan to healthier eating today is Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake. Easy being the key word here & I think easy is perfect for Mondays. Or any other day of the week but especially Mondays.
Here`s all you need for your Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake:
Serves 4
Chicken Breasts- 4 skinnless & boneless
Greek Yogurt- 1 cup, natural, no sugar added
Parmesan Cheese- 1/2 cup grated
Garlic Powder- 1 teaspoon
Italian Seasoning- 1 teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Panko Bread Crumbs- 1/2 cup (optional)
S & PParmesan Chicken1The main players, really, this is just the easiest quickest dish to put together!Parmesan Chicken2Start by grating your parmesan. PLEASE use the real stuff & leave the green can alone. Hear me, PLEASE no green can. The end results aren’t really comparable. Parmesan Chicken3In a bowl add the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning & cayenne pepper.Parmesan Chicken4Mix well to thoroughly combine.Parmesan Chicken5Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil & lightly grease or give a quick hit of cooking spray. Season the chicken with a little S & P.Parmesan Chicken6Spread the parmesan-yogurt mixture evenly over the breasts.Parmesan Chicken13Sprinkle the Panko bread crumbs over the top. So easy right & taken like what, 5 minutes!! Slide your tray into the oven & bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through. For anyone who doesn`t have one I totally recommend buying a meat thermometer. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temp of 165 degrees. By using a thermometer you can check & cook only as long as needed. You don`t want to over bake as the dish can dry out.Parmesan Chicken7Ready to plate. This is so delish & just ridiculously easy. Like I said, perfect for Mondays!!While the chicken was baking I roasted a little eggplant & whipped up a quick Caprese salad to complete the meal.

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Enjoy your Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake!

Looking for more easy weeknight dinner ideas? Check out my Weeknight Caprese Chicken ,Quick Mushroom Ragu with Squash & Creamy Polenta or Cajun Spiced Tilapia with Stewed Tomatoes & Peppers !

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

Ingredients

  • Serves 4
  • Chicken Breasts- 4 skinless & boneless
  • Greek Yogurt- 1 cup, natural, no sugar added
  • Parmesan Cheese- 1/2 cup grated
  • Garlic Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Italian Seasoning- 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Panko Bread Crumbs- 1/2 cup (optional)
  • S & P

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start by grating your parmesan. PLEASE use the real stuff & leave the green can alone.
  3. In a bowl add the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning & cayenne pepper. (Make sure the yogurt has no added sugar.) Mix well to thoroughly combine.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil & lightly grease or give a quick hit of cooking spray. Season the chicken with a little S & P.
  5. Spread the parmesan-yogurt mixture evenly over the breasts & sprinkle the Panko bread crumbs over the top.
  6. Slide your tray into the oven & bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Serve & enjoy your Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake!
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2 thoughts on “Easy Weeknight Parmesan Chicken Bake

    • Thanks so much Smitha! This dish really couldn`t be any easier not to mention faster. 5 minutes active time & oh so good!

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