20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

While I usually like to make meals from scratch, some days are busier than others and it’s simply more important to be able to whip up a quick meal so I can spend those extra few minutes with my family instead. While it’s easy to fall into the “let’s order out” trap on these days, skimping on time shouldn’t mean skimping on quality or taste. This is why I love having a repertoire of recipes that fuse made from scratch elements with quick and easy pre-made/purchased shorts.

With our upcoming family road trip planned, I’ve been cramming next weeks work into this week’s schedule. Because of this, I was able to come up with a new short-cut recipe that I’d love to share with you. Combining fresh baked Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken with your favorite pasta sauce over veggie enriched pasta, this is my Easy 20 Minute Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

easy chicken parmigiana recipe

20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Combining fresh baked Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken with your favorite pasta sauce over veggie enriched pasta, this is my Easy 20 Minute Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Jeana Shandraw
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 jar pasta sauce warmed
  • 1 box pasta cooked
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. At same time start a pot of boiling water for pasta. 

  2. Spray aluminum covered baking sheet with with cooking spray.
  3. To reduce cooking time, filet chicken breasts so that you have 8 thinner slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken breasts and set aside.

  4. Saute garlic and olive oil about 3-5 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Don't forget to add pasta to your boiling water!

  5. Mix Panko, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a shallow dish (I like to use sandwich size tupperware.)

  6. I like to leave the garlic oil in the pan instead of dirtying up another dish, but if you really want to you can place the mixture into a shallow dish as well.
  7. Dredge both sides of a chicken breasts in olive oil mixture. Then turn to coat in breadcrumb mixture.

  8. Place in single layer on baking sheet.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  10. Place cooked pasta (I used Barilla® Veggie mixed with Barilla® White Fiber) on plate. Top with sauce and 1-2 chicken breasts slices.

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This easy 20 Minute Recipe for Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana is sooooo good! Perfect for busy weeknight dinner
Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. August 9, 2017 at 11:58 am — Reply

    That looks so delicious. I have not made a pasta dish in awhile! Panko is all I will use to bread!

  2. Adaleta
    August 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    This looks amazing, I feel like i need to make it asap

  3. Catvills
    August 7, 2017 at 8:11 am — Reply

    Something this delicious made in 20 minutes? I am loving it already. Parmesan crusted anything is always good. Adding this to our meal plan for next week. I am sure it will land a place in the list of family favorites.

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc
    August 6, 2017 at 10:30 am — Reply

    Looks like a really delicious chicken dish to me! I will include this in my meal plan this week. My family will love this but of course, I will tell them to give you all the credit for this dish.

  5. August 5, 2017 at 3:09 am — Reply

    Mama Mia! Can I order one please. Can’t wait to make it on my own now.

  6. August 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    Wow, this makes me drool while looking at the pictures. Reading the recipe makes me loves it too. Cooking for twenty-minutes is awesome!

  7. Kelly Reci
    August 4, 2017 at 9:33 am — Reply

    I’m starting to like the Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana. I will cook this on our family dinner, I know they’ll love this dish so much. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  8. June 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    This recipe looks fantastic and I love that it only takes 20 minutes to cook!

    What do you do to give back in your local community?

    Unfortunately due to time I have not done enough. However I have been in contact with the people responsible for Arbor Love in Philly and I hope one day to bring a program like that over to MA.

  9. June 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    Your Chicken Parm looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. June 17, 2014 at 3:41 am — Reply

    This sounds and looks delicious – I’m definitely going to try it when I finally dig those chicken fillets out of the freezer!

  11. June 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    This looks perfect! I was just sitting here trying to think of what to make for dinner this week… found it!! Love that you used panko and some salty parmesan to coat the chicken. Can’t wait to try Jeana!

  12. June 15, 2014 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    This looks like a fabulous dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  13. June 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Sounds absolutely delish! I love using panko to bread my chicken, and this sounds like it will have delicious flavor! Thank you for taking the time to link it up with Mouthwatering Mondays. Have a delicious week!

    We give back by giving our time, donating to charities, teaching our kids to give of their time and their talents to help others.

  14. June 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm — Reply

    This is an awesome recipe. Thanks for posting this week at the #WWDParty.

  15. June 12, 2014 at 10:40 am — Reply

    This looks delicious, Jeana! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

  16. June 11, 2014 at 7:38 am — Reply

    This is the ultimate definition of comfort food in my book! And who doesn’t love an easy weeknight dinner? So delicious. Stopping by from Totally Talented Tues.


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  68. April 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    Chicken and pasta are two of my favorite dishes. Combine the two and mmmm! Heaven! Your recipe looks splendid!

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  70. April 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious. I love lightly-breaded chicken like this.

  71. April 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    I told my husband I love chicken parm and he laughed at me. I was serious. I really love chicken parm. Your meal looks delicious!

  72. Dina
    April 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    My dh loves chicken parm. I need to make this for my hubby. He loves it so.

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  74. April 29, 2014 at 11:14 am — Reply

    This looks so yummy. Two of our favorites, chicken and pasta. :)

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  76. April 29, 2014 at 7:27 am — Reply

    That looks really, really good. We love panko breadcrumbs in our house so I will have to try this one!

  77. April 29, 2014 at 6:59 am — Reply

    that looks very good. I’d put it over angel hair or linguine

  78. April 29, 2014 at 6:51 am — Reply

    Mmmm, this looks positively delicious and a nice switch from the way I’ve made it. I’ll try it!

  79. April 29, 2014 at 5:37 am — Reply

    This looks sooo good!! I would love to make this for dinner sometime soon!

  80. April 29, 2014 at 5:10 am — Reply

    This looks so good! I LOVE working working with Panko crumbs, they are my favorite way to “bread”

  81. April 29, 2014 at 5:06 am — Reply

    Oooh! This looks delicious. I love using those Panko bread crumbs.

  82. April 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    I want to come eat at your house! This look delicious. I tend to love just about any reason to use Panko crumbs!

  83. April 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    Yummmm! I want this for dinner this week!

  84. April 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    I am making a very similar recipe this week… Parmesan-crusted trout. This looks fantastic!

  85. April 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    Such a beautiful recipe for one of my fave foods, pasta! Thanks for the delicious Barilla giveaway!

  86. April 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    Wow! That looks like restaurant quality. Even better actually! Yummy looking!

  87. April 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    I love that you used 2 different types of noodles. It looks yummy!

  88. April 28, 2014 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness, what a delicious meal idea. My son loves chicken parmigiana, he will be super excited about the upgrade. Yum!

    • April 29, 2014 at 6:01 am — Reply

      we love recipes like this too. but panko crusting makes it have that extra crunch and YUM!

  89. April 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    That looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I could go for some of that right now!

  90. April 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm — Reply

    I am drooling. Four words. Get. In. My Belly!

  91. April 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm — Reply

    YUM! This looks so delicious. I love chicken parm.

  92. April 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    Looks super yummy. I’ve been using Panko crumbs in a lot more of my dishes these days. I like the texture more!

  93. April 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    This looks super tasty. We haven’t had chicken parm in a long time.

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  94. April 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    Your chicken parmesan looks so fabulous. I haven’t made it in so long!!! Yummy!

  95. April 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    I was getting hungry before I read your post. Now I starved, no kidding. This looks delicious. I use Barilla pasta and sauce products. They never disappoint.

  96. April 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    This looks so yummy! I love chicken parm!

  97. April 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite pasta dishes, and we like to use Barilla pasta for it here too.

  98. April 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    This looks so delicious! I love using panko style breadcrumbs instead of the regular kind. They are so much more crunchier!

  99. April 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    This looks so good! This DOES look like a restaurant meal; this is on my list of meals to make.

  100. April 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    that looks fabulous. Breading with panko is a new thing in our house.

  101. April 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    This looks delicious! Seriously looks like something from a restaurant! Looks like I need to try it!

  102. April 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    What a yummy looking pasta dish! I love tomato type of pastas! Thanks for the recipe and I’ll pin it for later.

  103. April 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    As an Italian, I can totally appreciate the deliciousness of a dinner like this.

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